Therese "Terri" Higgins

  • Born: April 21, 1963
  • Died: June 6, 2019
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Therese M. (Smith) Higgins,"Terri", 56, of Rockland, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Terri was born in Braintree, Daughter of the late Robert Smith and Patricia (Fahey) Smith and was raised and educated there graduating from Braintree High School in 1981.Terri formerly worked in the corporate offices of Dunkin' Brands in Canton. She also worked at Wellington Management Company in Boston, and at Brewster Wall Coverings where a portion of her duties was to work in the marketing department as a demo model. To Terri however, her favorite and most important job title was that of being a Mother. Her children were truly her passion.

Terri was truly giving and selfless. Despite a debilitating fear of fire she recently ran into a burning home at great personal risk, not once, but twice, to save two dogs. She had a zest and love for life and people. When she walked into a room the mood got just a little brighter. Terri was simply a joy to be around. She loved sunsets, summertime, and her family.

Mrs. Higgins was the beloved Wife of Richard F. Higgins of Rockland. Loving Mother of, Christopher Fisher of Rockland, Kerrie Fisher of Bridgewater, Jake Higgins of Rockland and Shaina Higgins of Rockland. Sister of, Marie Richardson and her Husband Don of Pittsfield, Anne Marotta and her Husband Jimmy of Randolph, Bobby Smith and his Wife Tina of IN, Vicki Murphy and her Husband Scott of Norwood, and Ed Smith of Plymouth. Grandmother of Jayden, Damian, and Cameron Legros. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Higgins Family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Terri's life in The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home Rockland MA 02370 on Tuesday June 11, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM in The Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow in The Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. Memorial Donations in Terri's name or in lieu of flowers may be made to Terri Fund at the Rockland Federal Credit Union, 241 Union St. Rockland, MA 02370.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Terri's family and close friends, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have some wonderful memories of Terri from our days together at Braintree High, and was happy to be reconnected through fb in recent years. I could tell how much she loved being a Mom. When I think of Terri, I always remember her beautiful, warm smile that always made me feel happy and welcome. She will always be remembered for her kindness and courage. Sending much love and wishes for peace and comfort in the days ahead. - Jeanne Gillis Dallahi

Posted by Jeannie Dallahi - Londonderry, NH - Classmate   June 30, 2019

I was away and just learned of Terri's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Sympathy, love, and hugs go out to her family. She was a wonderful person, an extraordinary mom, and a good friend to so many. I know she is happy and at peace. I wish that for you as well

Posted by Patti Perkins - Weymouth, MA - Friend   June 21, 2019


Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss of Terri. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joyce and Patrick Meyer

Posted by Joyce and Patrick Meyer - Nashua, NH - Family Friend   June 14, 2019

To The Higgins and Smith Family,
I am so sad to hear about Terri. I will always remember her kindness and bright smile that she brought to everyone she came into contact with. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for comfort for you and your family.

Posted by Alese Currie - Brentwood, NH - Friend   June 14, 2019

Marie. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless.

Posted by Erma Ringue - Pottsfield, MA - Friend   June 13, 2019

Tingley Circle was a magical place to be a kids. Lots of fun, always someone to play with and babysit. I remember Terri as happy happy kid,teaching her to tumble around. When she grew and I met her one day in Braintree at her moms, just having given birth to her first child. She was so joyous about motherhood! She knew it was a gift and she enjoy every minute of it. So I was the lucky one to watch her grow from childhood to motherhood. This family, an example of super parenting will forever have treasured memories of this spirited woman. My love to each of you and may the happy memories bring you comfort and strength.

Posted by joan horne - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   June 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss of such a bright shiny woman, mother, sister, friend. Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Erin Kelleher - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   June 12, 2019

Rest in Sweetest Slumber Terri! Thoughts and prayers to her Family, extended family, and to the countless people luckily enough to call her friend!. She was a very special person, full of love and compassion. So many memories to draw upon as she was like an honorary sister in my home growing up in Braintree. Here's to you, Terri. May your smiling, sweet, kind-hearted and compassionate spirit continue to leave an imprint in the hearts of all who knew you! Much Love! <3>

Posted by Kellyann Fay - Draheim - Hanover, MA - Friend   June 11, 2019

Terri is my neighbor. I didn't know her super well, but what I did know is that she loved all her kids, and her husband Rick. She always had a kind word to say. She was funny, sweet and a very loyal person. Rest In Peace Terri.

Posted by A Neighbor - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   June 11, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family, thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. (friend of your Mom, Pat Smith)

Posted by Geeta Goppee - Braintree, MA - Friend   June 11, 2019

Geeta Goppee of Braintree

Posted by Geeta Goppee - Braintree, MA - Friend   June 11, 2019

To the family of terry so sorry for your loss god bless you all in this difficult time I am so grateful that I was able to care for terry while she was at SSH such a wonderful loving family.

Posted by Melinda Wright cna SSH - MA   June 10, 2019

So many memories - have known you & your family -like a second family growing up - God love your Mom and Dad - already had 6 kids and always had room to add the cleggett kids in that station wagon - Rocky Point - ice cream trips - hiking up blue hills - to know Terri was to love her - full of love and life - I will treasure those memories close to my heart - many prayers of peace & love to the family. xo

Posted by cheryl CURTIS - East Weymouth, MA - Friend   June 10, 2019

Terry, you So Loved, you are a Truly Wonderful person thru and thru.Your smiling face and positive attitude has left us with with great memories,, Thank you for All you have done caring for Rick,Jake and Shaina, job well done You will be missed MUCH LOVE K, Moe's and family

Posted by Carol Higgins,Gouin - Attleboro, MA - Family   June 10, 2019

Thinking of you all , and praying for God to wrap you up in his arms and provide healing, peace, and strength through this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss and pain.

Posted by Lindsay (nurse at SSH) Keaney - Weymouth, MA - Acquaintance   June 09, 2019

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