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Therese "Terri" Higgins

Obituary for Therese "Terri" Higgins

April 21, 1963 - June 6, 2019
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 56


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.


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