Richard S. Higgins

  • Born: November 19, 1948
  • Died: November 14, 2017
  • Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

info@jmurphyfh.com
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Ricky by adding your memories and photos.

Richard S. Higgins, of Dorchester, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 68.

Born in the Franklin Field neighborhood of Boston on November 19, 1948 he was a son of Patricia (Brown) Lewis and the late Richard J. Higgins. Ricky was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School with the class of 1966. He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army and later served in the Massachusetts National Guard. He married Margie E. White in the former Saint William's Church and together they made Dorchester their home to raise their four children.

Ricky worked as an electrician at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain for many years before retiring in 2004.

He was a longtime member, past Vice-President and President of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO L.U. #1213. His needs were few and his blessings many. He was happiest at home amongst family and being 'Papa' to his five grandchildren. An avid sports fan he was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Ricky is predeceased by his father, Richard, his brother, Michael Higgins and his father-in-law, Robert White.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, Margie, he leaves their children, Michelle Breslin and her husband, Stephen of Bridgewater, Lorrie Higgins, Richard Higgins and Michael Higgins, all of Dorchester; his grandchildren, Lauren, Shaelyn, Makayla, Shane and William; his mother, Patricia (Brown) Lewis of Taunton; his brothers, James Higgins, Stephen Higgins and John Lewis; his mother-in-law, Kay White of Dorchester; also survived by many nieces & nephews, relatives and friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Richard's life by gathering for calling hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Monday, November 20th, from 4-7 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 800 Columbia Road at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02125.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Lorrie,

Our deepest sympathy to you and to the rest of the family at this sad time.
We only heard of your Dad's passing the other day.
May he rest in peace and may all of you find solace and comfort as time goes by.

From Máirtín Ó Catháin (Martin Keane) and Susan
in Carna in Ireland.

Posted by Martin Keane - Ireland   November 24, 2017

R.I.P. Uncle Ricky. You were one of a kind and will be missed by so many family and friends. You have always been so good to not just me but to everyone and anyone, even strangers. I will miss you lot's. You are not suffering anymore and are now at peace. I love you so much and you will forever be in my heart.

Posted by christine higgins - bellingham, MA - family   November 20, 2017

Dear Lorrie and Family,
We would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bill Boyle and family

Posted by Bill Boyle - Charlestown, MA - Friend   November 19, 2017

Margie, I am so sorry to hear about Ricky. I am out of town and won't be back until Tuesday.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heartfelt condolences.
With Love, Carol

Posted by Carol Dever - Braintree, MA   November 19, 2017

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Lorrie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Laura and Jimmy

Posted by Laura Muldowney - Cohasset, MA - Friend   November 18, 2017

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Kind thoughts are with the family in your time of grief. May fond memories bring you comfort during these difficult days. Psalms 9: 9, 10

Posted by A friend   November 17, 2017

Jerry and I are so very sorry to hear about Ricky's passing. Love and prayers to all at this very difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Jerry and Jean Murphy - West Melbourne, FL   November 17, 2017

Dear Margie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Rick's great smile and being so friendly. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always Betty and Joe xoxo

Posted by Betty McEvoy - Weymouth, MA   November 17, 2017

Sadly i say goodbye to a wonderful brother in law. You will be missed,,we had some good times at nanas in the yrs past,,I was always happy to hear your voice on the phone it was always cheerful,,My condolences to my sister in law and the children and grandchildren, we have suffered a great loss,,love you always Ricky God speed, watch over us all.

Posted by Kathleen Byrnes) Higgins - NEaston, MA   November 17, 2017

So sorry to hear of Rick's passing, he was a great guy! Not a mean bone in his body. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Laurie Moore - quincy, MA   November 17, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers. Julie Gilmartin and the Creech Family

Posted by Julie Creech - Katonah, NY - Friend   November 17, 2017


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