Eugene P. Higgins
HIGGINS - Eugene P., of Bay Shore, LI, on October 20, 2015 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Cherished father of Gregory (Linda) Higgins, Susan Hickey, Capt. Paul (Mary Liz) Higgins, U.S.N. and Matthew (Beth) Higgins. Cherished grandfather of nine and great grandfather of six. Eugene attended Manhattan College and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He earned his wings at Pensicola and joined the Fighting Squadron VF-13. He flew fighters from the deck of the USS Franklin and participated in battles from Guam to the Phillipines. He returned to Long Island and worked in Newsday's Advertising Department for 36 years retiring as Vice President and Advertsing Director. He was a tutor and Vice President with Nassau Literacy Volunteers. Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial Saturday 8:45 AM at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Bay Shore, LI. Cremation is private. Visiting Friday 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.

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Published by Newsday from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2015.
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St. Patrick's R.C. Church
, Bay Shore, LI, New York
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We were so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Unfortunately we got the news too late to offer our condolences in person. We'll always remember him as a terrific "newspaper guy", mentor and friend. Gene and Peg (and the family) are in our prayers. Dennis and Josephine Schultz
October 28, 2015
... I was corrected, Eugene was Manhattan College Class of 1946.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
October 22, 2015
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow attendee and the family at this time. Attendees are recognized on the theory "if it's important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.
fjohn reinke (mc1968)
October 21, 2015