PINE CITY, NY / BAR HARBOR, ME-- Lawrence L. “Larry” “Big Red” Higgins, 78, passed away peacefully at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Pine City, NY, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Larry was born December 22, 1933, son of Carroll Higgins and Carro (Richardson) Higgins Webber.
Larry was a U S Marine Corps veteran, serving his country during the Korean War. After his military service he moved to Southern California, where he raised his family. Larry was a Letter Carrier with the U S Postal Service for 45 years. He moved to Pine City, NY, in November 2008 to be with his family. Larry was an avid California Angel’s baseball fan, and while living in California loved to go to “Blackie’s By the Sea”, a popular gathering place in Newport Beach. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Larry was also an avid gardener and reader.
Larry is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Jean L. and Ernest Germano of New York; Robyn M. and Jesse Richardson of Montana; grandchildren, Christopher Germano, Marie (Chad) Payne, Matthew Germano, Michael Camporeale; great-grandchildren, Brody and Miles; step mother, Marjorie Higgins of Bangor; sisters and brother-in-law, Carol Higgins of Bangor; Jackie and Roy McFarland of Bar Harbor. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Nagle) Higgins.
Friends are invited to meet with the family at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mt. Desert, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, July 22, 2012 where funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, July 23. Interment will be at Seal Harbor Cemetery, Seal Harbor, with full military honors.
Memorial gifts may be made in Larry’s memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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