Alan John Higgins, age 57, who was a resident of Tel Rd. in Bennington, Vermont passed away on Friday morning, October 28, 2016 at his home after suffering the effects of a long illness.
He was born in Bennington on March 14, 1959 and was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Racicot) Higgins. He received his education in Bennington at both St. Francis de Sales School and at Mt. Anthony High School. He married the former Barbara Cavalluzzi in Bennington on October 6, 1979. Mrs. Higgins survives. Alan and Barbara had been married for thirty seven years.
Alan was an avid motorcyclist who also loved the Green Bay Packers and the Baltimore Orioles. Alan was an avid animal lover also.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two brothers: Ronald Higgins of Woodford, and Daniel Higgins of Bennington, His sister Mary Ellen Dupuis and her husband Larry of Pownal, VT, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he is predeceased by one brother Joseph, who passed away back in 2009.
A Prayer service was held on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016 at 10:15 at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington followed by a Mass of Christian Death and Burial at 11:00AM at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington, Vermont.
Friends were seen calling at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 from 4-7PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 120 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201 or Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O.B. 620, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Services were held Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 11:00am
Officiating: Reverend Thomas Mattison
The Location of the services was the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church
In 1959 Edward and Olga's son Alex joined his parents in the family business and became President when the business was incorporated in late 1960's. Today the funeral home is owned by the third generation of the Mahar family, Alex's son John and his wife Trisha.
For three generations the Mahar Family has offered the finest quality and services to the families of the region.