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HIGGINS, Patrick A.

HIGGINS, Patrick A.

HIGGINS - Patrick A. December 15, 2016, age 92, beloved husband of 65 years of the late Gloria J. (Moore); loving son of the late Ida and Frank Higgins, devoted father of Sandra (Dick) Shuptrine, Sharon (George) Brunner, Susan (Ahmad) Zamer, Shelley (Steve) Coppola and the late Patrick M. Higgins; cherished grandfather "Bop" of Shannon (Ben), Carl (Kelly), Lily, Kamal (Angelica), Shadi (Lauren Sheehan), Stephen (Jill), Kevin (Alyson) and the late Kari; loving great-grandfather of Flynn, Emiline, Eliette, Kevin Jr., Samuel, Dominic and Ce;sar; dear brother of Arthur, Margaret and Eileen Higgins, Lois (late Joseph) Niland and the late Jean Higgins, Ruth Higgins, Carol (late James) Kautz; fond brother-in-law of Jeanne (late Jack) Robinson, Suzanne (late Eugene) Mandell and Patricia (late Bert) Sullivan; also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held in March at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder. Memorials may be made in Patrick's memory to Amherst Community Church or Hospice Buffalo. Patrick served in WWII in Okinawa, spent his career at Buffalo Pipe & Foundry, Central Foundry (Holt, AL) and Buffalo Forge. He served as chair of the local chapter of the Industrial Labor Assn., and belonged to the Williams College Alumni. The family extends their deepest gratitude to his loving Bristol Village family and the caring staff at Beechwood Wells Hospice House.

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