Frederick Edward Higgins

Dec 9, 2021

Frederick Edward Higgins of West Wareham, MA passed away at home after a long illness on November 29, 2021. Fred was born on August 10, 1951, the son of Beth Howes Higgins and Edward Franklin Higgins. Fred grew up in Brockton, and later lived in Easton, Florida, Lakeville, eventually retiring to West Wareham. 

Fred worked as Master carpenter, owning his own contractor business, and built many beautiful homes in the Brockton, Easton, Bridgewater, Lakeville area and Boca Grande Florida. If Fred wasn’t on a ladder with a hammer, he could be found in the garage working on cars including his prized ’52 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo. He would always share through his big smile that it appeared in the movie "I.Q." Riding his Harley motorcycle was also a passion, enjoying his trip out to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 100th Anniversary of Harley Davidson. 

Fred was a great nature lover who, in his youth, backpacked across the country, enjoying camping, hiking, and being part of a summer sailboat racing crew in Marion. He lovingly shared his outdoorsman pastimes leading his son’s Cub Scout troop and 4H Club. Fred was a member of the Carver Sportsman Club and a member of Christian Science Society of Buzzards Bay. He and his family moved to West Wareham in 2000, where he loved the wildlife on Tremont Pond, the swans, ducks, Canadian geese and occasional otter, and enjoyed the goldfinches that frequented the bird feeder. He will also be fondly remembered for the perfect way in which he portrayed the role of Santa Claus for a local photographer, and for his beautiful smile and kind heart.

He is survived by his lovely wife Anne Holway Higgins and his son Edward Frederick Higgins, who is a carpenter, following in his Father’s footsteps.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 2pm-4pm at Chapman Funerals and Cremations- Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28) Wareham, MA 02571.

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