Robert M. Higgins Sr.

Robert M. Higgins Sr., 89, of Merrimack, died on Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.

Mr. Higgins was born in Etna, ME, on September 4, 1924, to the late Leon and Mildred (Bradgon) Higgins.

He was a hard working man, working on farms in Maine before moving to NH in 1955. He worked at Nashua Corporation for 35 years; he also owned a pallet business and several side businesses. After retirement, he worked at Shaw’s supermarket. Everyone that knew him wished they had half his energy. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading, he loved to be outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Bob’s family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all those that showed compassion during his illness. And a special thank you to the Veterans Home in Tilton, NH, for providing such excellent care.

Robert is predeceased by a son, Robert M. Higgins Jr., three daughters, Judy Higgins and Donna Lee Higgins, and Dawn Higgins, two brothers, Alton and Roland Higgins, and two sisters, Jeannette Fitton and Phyllis Higgins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Frances (Gilpatrick) Higgins of Merrimack; three daughters, Carol Bosse and her husband Gerry of Merrimack, Diana Teague and her husband Kenny of Merrimack, and Sally Sater of MO; a son, David DeLong of Tilton; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Graves and Maxine Ayer, both of Sydney, ME.

Calling hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Sunday June 8 from 6-9 P.M.

A service was held in the chapel of the Rivet Funeral Home on Monday, June 9, at 11 A.M. Burial was in Last Rest Cemetery, Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack.

To those who wish, memorial donations in Robert’s memory can be made either to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110, or to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.

For more information and to sign an online guestbook, please visit rivetfuneralhome.com.