Louis “Leo” Higgins DMD, FACD, 95, of Reading, formerly of Everett, passed away September 6 surrounded by his loving family.
Beloved husband of Mary (Marino) Higgins whom he shared 70 years of marriage.
Devoted and loving Dad to Dr. Thomas L. Higgins and his wife Suzanne of Long- meadow, Mary L. Higgins of Beverly, Kathy Keen and her husband Ray of Reading, and the late Mark D. Higgins of New Hampshire. He is survived by his 5 grandchildren Kathleen and Shannon Donohue of Boulder Co, Matthew Higgins of San Diego Ca, William And Sophie Higgins of VT, Andrew Keen of Decatur Ga, and Mark D
Higgins of Barrington NH, and 2 great-grandchildren, Evangeline and Jack Donohue of Co.
Lou was also a dear brother to his sister Dorothy DiPesa of Revere, and brother-in- law to Constance Brosseau of Everett, and A. Jean Marino of Melrose.
Born September 9, 1925, he was one of eight children of Matthew and Katherine (Kennedy) Higgins. He grew up in Chelsea MA. Graduated from Chelsea High School, served in WWII, and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy, signal-man, third class.
He attended Northeastern University in the pre-dental program and graduated from Tufts Dental School in 1954. He opened his dental office in Everett where he practiced for 37 years and worked as the Public Health Dentist in Everett City Hall giving back to the community he loved.
He founded and was president of the Everett Dental Study Club, and was active in Kiwanis for many years.
Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend Louis’ visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Friday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m. His funeral Mass was to be celebrated in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by his burial with U.S. Navy Military Honors in the Charles Lawn Memo- rial Park, Reading.
Contributions in Louis’ memory to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.