Patricia Ann Higgins of Acworth, Georgia, formerly of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, was born on Sept. 11, 1939 in Florida, New York. She passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.
She was predeceased by her parents Leo and Josephine Brunswick, sister Leona Harter, brother Leon Brunswick and husband Hugh Scott Higgins.
She attended S.S. Seward Institute, Florida, N.Y., graduating as salutatorian of her class in 1956, and the College of Education in New Paltz, N.Y. where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education in 1960.
In 1964 she completed her Master of Science in Education degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass.
She was a positive influence for many children during her 30-year teaching career. She retired in 2000.
She married Hugh Scott Higgins on Sept. 1, 1962.
Surviving are daughter Kelly Paliskis (Gene); granddaughters Abigail and Gabrielle; son Scott Higgins (Mindy); grandson Asher; sister Joan Kissinger (Marvin); and brothers Donald (Janet) and Timothy Brunswick; sisters- and brother-in-law Sue Brunswick, Rosalind Higgins and Andrew Higgins (Ruthann); along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Sept. 29 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida.
A Funeral Mass was held Sept. 30 at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Ave., Florida.
Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Restoration Fund, 14 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.