Dolores J. Higgins
July 8, 1932 - May 11, 2020

Dolores J. Higgins

Dolores J. Higgins
Jul 8, 1932 - May 11, 2020

Dolores J. Higgins
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EAST BRUNSWICK - DOLORES J. HIGGINS (nee SIMONE) passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020, at her residence in East Brunswick. She was 87.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she resided there before settling down in East Brunswick 55 years ago.

She was predeceased by her husband, John William "Bill" Higgins, in 1982.

Surviving are her three sons, John Higgins and his wife, Alice, of South River, Mike Higgins of East Brunswick, and Mark Higgins of Alexandria, VA; her two daughters, Joanne Higgins of East Brunswick, and Dolores "Dee" Carpenter and her husband, Paul, of Royersford, PA; her grandson, Tyler; her granddog, Mousse, and her grandcats, Ashe and Kohl.

Services were entrusted to The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, East Brunswick and were private due to the COVID-19 federal restrictions on public gatherings. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our "Tributes" page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Humane Society at or to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at

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Michele Crandley on May 15, 2020

To my Dear Higgins Cousins,
Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you on the loss of your sweet Mother. May your memories of all the happy times you spent with your Mom help to ease your sadness . Please know that I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
With love,
(Bourque) Crandley

Michele Polcari on May 15, 2020

Almost 50 years ago, the first Higgins sibling met the first Polcari sibling and a lifelong friendship between the two families began. Mrs. Higgins, as we respectfully called her, was always so friendly when we entered the house. It was obvious that her world revolved around her children and that love was felt throughout their home. She was a wonderful lady who left behind and amazing family. Her love for her family and friends will forever be cherished. May she Rest In Peace.

Kelly, Jean Luc & Quinnlyn on May 14, 2020

It’s hard to find the words to express my love for Mrs. Higgins! She loved Quinnlyn and I like her own family from the first day we met her so many years ago. We are honored to have been a part of her life and share laughs and birthday dinners with her and the Higgins crew. My prayers and thoughts are with you all John, Alice, and Tyler, Dee & Paul, Joanne, Mike and Mark. I hope your sadness can be eased by the wonderful memories you have of your mom and grandmother.

Wayne & Karen Lorentzen on May 13, 2020

Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, Alice. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad John's mom was released from the hospital into the loving care of family. It's never easy to say good-bye, but we are pleased that you all had the opportunity to spend a little time by her side. Love, Karen & Wayne

Lori Fama on May 13, 2020

Keeping you all in our prayers. Your Mom was a wonderful woman who raised an awesome family. Love you guys. Lori and Chris Fama

John Higgins on May 13, 2020


William Bourque on May 13, 2020

Godspeed Aunt Delores. The Bourques of Philly are thinking of you. My Mom always talked about the correspondence the two of you shared for many years.

Love, Billy

Alice Higgins on May 13, 2020

My dear mother in law, you will be so missed! You have been another mother to me, and it has been an honor to call you mom! Thank you for raising such kind, loving and thoughtful children! I have always loved being part of your wonderful family! Although it will be so hard without you, I am happy you will be with your loving husband! May you rest in eternal peace! John, Tyler and I will love you forever!β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™πŸŒΊ

Alice Higgins on May 13, 2020


Mark on May 12, 2020

Debbie Critelli Byrnes on May 12, 2020

Dolores you have always been like a second mother to me you will be greatly missed much love Debbie πŸ’œ

Dee Carpenter on May 12, 2020




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