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HIGGINS - Gerald November 26, 2015, beloved husband of the late Beverly (Dziedzic); dear father of Timothy (Lark) Higgins, Michael Higgins, Donna (Dennis) Becker and Theresa (Dr. Steven) Hietanen; loving grandfather of Shawn and Molly Higgins, Jessica (Dale) Wisniewski, Megan Higgins, Erin (Dan) Clifford, Justin (Allison), Amy, Ryan (Katherine) Becker, Benjamin, Christopher and Andrew Hietanen; great-grandfather of Avery, Taylor, Harper, Dylan and Maddilyn; brother of John (Karen), Dolores (Dave) Moore, late Thomas (Mary Ann), late Paul (Carolyn), late Jean (late Ron) Hoeflich and late Jane (Leo) Moser; brother-in-law of John (Norma) Dziedzic, Sharon Miller and Joan ("Lou" James) Luczak. Family will be present to receive friends Sunday from 6-8 PM and Monday from 4-8 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. (Southowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Charity Parish (St. Ambrose Church). Please assemble at church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Brothers of Mercy, 4th Floor Hospice Unit, 10570 Bergtold Rd., Clarence, NY 14031. Mr. Higgins was a member of Gene McCarthy's S.A.C., K of C Baker Council third degree and he worked at the Buffalo Board of Ed in the Plumbers Union Local #22. Online register book at

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