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Anne Marie Higgins

Obituary for Anne Marie Higgins

November 16, 1943 - October 29, 2020
Newark, Delaware | Age 76

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Anne Marie Higgins (née McDonnell), 76 of Newark, Delaware passed peacefully on October 29, 2020. She was the loving wife of William, devoted mother of Christopher and Kathleen, generous mother in law to Janine (née Surace), adoring grandmother to Thomas, and caring sister to Patricia Connor (née McDonnell) and Kevin McDonnell. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Mary and James, her brother John, as well as many cousins and friends who benefited from her kindness. Born in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, Anne attended Saint Ephrem's grammar school, Saint Saviour High School and Notre Dame College of Staten Island. Anne and William married April 1, 1967 at her parish, St Ephrem's. She moved to Staten Island in 1974, where she spent almost 50 years. She was actively involved in her children's schools, Blessed Sacrament and Notre Dame Academy as well as The Girl Scouts of America and The Titan League. Anne was loving and giving. In 1987, she obtained her nursing degree at The College of Staten Island graduating at the top of her class. She worked at Lutheran Medical Center from 1987 to 1994 and then at VNA of Staten Island from 1994 until her retirement channeling her desire to be of service into helping her patients, often going above and beyond to do so. She was a gifted cook who could take three ingredients and make a feast. She was witty and had humor even in the darkest times. She loved color and texture and knew how to make everything just a little bit more beautiful. Anne was a giver and a harmonizer, and the center of our family. Anne would like you to cook yourself a delicious meal, make someone laugh, and pour yourself a nice glass of wine.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to "Wounded Warrior Project" or "Little Sisters of The Poor" and send in care of R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc., 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.

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Newark, DE 19711
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