ANDOVER, MA: James Laurence (Larry) Higgins, 80, of Andover, passed away on November 24, 2014. Larry was born in Lawrence to the late John and Madeleine Higgins, and was a lifelong resident of Andover. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Janet Gleason Higgins, and is survived by his children, Nancy Ellen of Charlestown, Kathy Kreider and her husband, David, of Boxford, Patrick and his wife, Cara, of North Andover, and Timothy and his wife, Pamela, of Reading; and siblings, Maureen H. O’Connell of Los Gatos, Calif., Carol O’Connor and her husband, John, and John G. Higgins; and cousin, Ann H. Bride of Andover; as well as his dear friend, Lucille Benson. He was the proud grandfather of Christopher and Katie Kreider, Jack, Tess, Maddie, Caroline, and Julia Higgins; and is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He attended Phillips Academy, Cranwell Prep and was a graduate of Merrimack College. He spent over 30 years of his career at Camp, Dresser & McKee. He was an avid sports fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of St. Augustine’s Parish in Andover.
Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, November 28, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, MA 01810. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 29, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Augustine’s Church, Essex Street, Andover, followed by burial in St. Augustine’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lazarus House Ministries, 412 Hampshire Street, P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Published on  November 25, 2014