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William Edward Higgins

William E. Higgins, formally of Main Street Windham, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018, at the age of 87. He was born on January 30, 1931 to Margaret (Rooney) and Edward in Hamburg, NY. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Judith (Watts) Higgins in 1997. He is survived by his children Margaret (Cook), James, and Kathleen; six grandchildren and companion Annie McArdle. Visitation will be held at Decker Funeral Home, Windham, NY on Monday April 2 at 9:30 AM, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Theresa's Church and interment at Ashland Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill can be made to Windham Knights of Columbus or East Durham American Legion.


Driving on NY thruway near Windham and thought of your dad. Typed his name and up came his obituary Sorry we lost contact. He and your mom kept in touch for many year. We now live in MD. Hope you are well. I guess I am now the family historian as the last Rooney cousin. Bill Rooney 443 340 6485

Bill Rooney Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time

Sheryl Motto Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM

Mike, Sue, Cole & Brett Reed Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Higgins

Mike, Sue, Cole & Brett Reed Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Higgins Clan: I've known Billy for over 30 years...we played golf together and skied at Windham. I still picture him greeting skiers as they walked in the door! The last time I saw him, he gave me a big hug and that great smile of his, appreciative of the fact that he was still enjoying life. He lived life to the fullest and we are all the better for having known him. Most sincerely, Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

To the Higgins Family, our sincere condolences. Bill will be greatly missed in our community, we have many fond memories of him

Patti Lenseth Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss if your father and mother. Didnt know about. Hope your family is well. God bless.

Al Andersen Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

To Peggy, Jimmy and Kathy we are sorry to hear of Dads passing. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers for all the family. God Bless.

Bernard and Mfrances Brabazon Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM