HIGGINS, Mary (nee McGee) – formerly of Hewlett , loving, mother, daughter, sister, wife, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2018 and joined her daughter Maureen, granddaughter Norah-Mary, daughter-in-law Ann-Michele, and husband John in heaven. She is survived by her sons Kevin and Joseph (wife Maureen) and her granddaughters Claire, Elise and Grace.
Born in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Nora McGee, Mary emigrated to the United States and lived in the Bronx and Brooklyn before making a home in Hewlett, NY. Mary had two full time careers – her first was raising her children and her second at Long Island Water. She greatly enjoyed sharing tea with her neighborhood friends and praying.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Monday Nov. 26 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home , Inc. 34 Hempstead Avenue (corner Peninsula Blvd) Lynbrook. Mary’s Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday Nov. 27 at 10:15 AM at her beloved St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1346 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557. Interment will be at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY.
In lieu of flowers Mary asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org. or Covenant House www.covenanthouse.org
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