Carol Higgins

Born: Tue., Aug. 12, 1924
Died: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Location: Edwards Congregational Church


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 Carol B. Higgins 94, of Easthampton died August 12, 2018 at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds with her family at her side. She was born in Lynn, MA the daughter of the late Robert and Ann Carroll Rose on the July 12, 1924. She attended Tower School and graduated from Marblehead High School, and earned a Bachelors Degree at Tufts and a Masters Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State College. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dwight Burritt, whom she married in 1946. He passed in 1988. She later married Archie Higgins, who passed in 2011.

Carol is survived by two sons, Stephen Burritt of Henniker, NH, and Arthur Burritt of Newbury, NH, two daughters, Nancy Haney of LaJolla, CA, and Susan Burritt of Easthampton, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday August 19, 2018 at 2pm at Edwards Congregational Church in Northampton. She lived with grace and cherished small beautiful things like birds and hymns and cookies.

Memorial gifts may be given to Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, Activity Department c/o Education, 349 Haydenville Rd., Leeds, MA 01053 or the charity of your choice.

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Janice McMillen
   Posted Sat August 18, 2018
My husband and I first made the acquaintance of Carol and Dwight through the Power Squadron boating organization. We took a course that Dwight was teaching and met Carol when one or two of the sessions were held at their home in Glastonbury. Carol was, of course, gracious and welcoming and always happy to support Dwight in his activities.

Over the years we became friendly with them and saw them often in Maine. Carol and Dwight were very influential in our decision to relocate to Maine where we now live in Cushing. I remember a particular weekend when we came to Maine to look for a property, and they insisted that we stay with them. Dwight and Carol gave us much valuable information about the region and showed us around the Tenant's Harbor area. We all had a wonderful time.

After Dwight's death, I spent a week in Tenant's Harbor with Carol. I took care of the dog so she could do what needed to be done and provided a little company when appropriate. We stayed in touch and, after we acquired our place in Cushing, she and Archie came over for a sail and lunch every year.

For the first time last year we did not get a Xmas card from Carol so I had a feeling that something was wrong. I will miss her greatly, a humble and gracious lady devoted to her family. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren and excited whenever they were coming for a visit. We shall keep her in our thoughts, and I shall always believe that I am a better person for having had the privilege of knowing her.

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