Richard C. Higgins


TEMPLE – Richard C. Higgins, 80, of Temple died Thursday, April 27, at his home.

He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Farmington, a son of the late Clarence and Ethel E. (Clark) Higgins. He was raised in Industry and lived in his home in Temple for 50 years.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in European Africa Middle Eastern Theater, from 1944 to 1946.

He worked at French’s Market in the meat department, drove trucks for B.D. Moore Gas, worked at Knowlton & McLeary Co., and for more than 35 years for Forster Manufacturing in the box department.

He was a member of the Calvary Hill Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and loved the Red Sox.

He is survived by his son, Richard F. Higgins of Livermore Falls; a daughter, Rebecca A. Higgins of Temple; brothers-in-law, Glenwood Farmer of West Farmington, and Lawrence and his wife, Gerry Farmer, of Norridgewock; many nieces and nephews; and his constant canine companion, Jasper.

He was predeceased by his wife, Naomi M. Farmer Higgins in 1996; and daughter, Deborah Marie Higgins in 1960.