Peter M. Higgins, 68, of Enfield, beloved husband of Jocelyne (Genesse) Higgins, entered into Eternal Rest on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Son of the late Roy Higgins and Patricia (Donnelly) Legare, he was born on December 3, 1950. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Peter enjoyed a long career at Scan Optics for over 40 years. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, playing cards, golfing, and watching his favorite sports. He especially cherished time spent with his grandchildren.
In addition to his loving wife, Peter is survived by his children, Jessica Leary and her husband Ronald Jr. of Agawam, MA, and Timothy Higgins and his wife Ieva of Granby; his grandchildren, Samantha and Marissa Leary, and Nora and Cyrus Higgins; his siblings, David Higgins of Pittsfield, ME, Susan Prior and her husband Paul of Limerick, ME, Donald Higgins and his wife Denise of Newport, ME, and Kim Marchand of Danielson; his dear aunt, Joyce Banks of South Windsor, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd, Enfield. A funeral service with military honors will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. For online condolences, please visit www.leetestevens.com.