Neil P. Higgins, 89, died March 2, 2010, at his residence.

Neil was born in Thorndike Feb. 8, 1921, a son of Maurice and Nola Higgins.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Thorndike; a daughter, Nancy Munson, of East Corinth; a grandson, Shawn, of East Corinthfrom his first marriage; step-daughters, Terri West and fiancé Fred Peabody, Heidi Merithew; grandchildren, Lori, D.J., Roxanne, Melissa, Jimmy and Kendra; and great-grandchild, Ian; three sisters, Barbara Hayes and her husband, Ernie, of Tewksbury, Mass., Beverley Ingraham and her husband, John, of Knox and Betty Scarpati of West Haven, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Jo-Ann Higgins, of Wallingford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Neil was predeceased by his first wife, Janetta Smith Higgins; a son, Sonny; and two brothers, Clyde and Lewis Higgins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Unity Elementary School.

Arrangements are with Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at