MONTVILLE — Daniel H. “Danny” Higgins, loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 16, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Augusta from complications of COVID and pneumonia. He passed peacefully.

Danny had served in the Navy. He was a longtime carpenter and drove a truck in his younger years. Danny loved going to auctions. He wheeled and dealed in a little bit of everything. He was a jack-of-all-trades. He enjoyed being outside and had to be busy doing something all the time. He wasn’t one to sit still for too long.

Danny enjoyed being with family and friends. He loved his sister Melba’s homemade Mexican food and chocolate pie. He would also help anyone who needed help with no hesitation. He would give the shirt off his back, even to those he didn’t know.

Danny is survived by his wife and soulmate of 34 years, Tracey Higgins; two sons, Dale Higgins of Montville and Danny Jr. of California; a daughter, Danielle of California; three sisters, Melba Fisher and husband Gary of Belmont, Denise and Gayle, both of California; stepson Christopher Brillard and wife Sara of Thorndike; two grandchildren, Corey and Cali, of Thorndike; and his best friend, Keith Bruns, of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother, Christine Washburn Higgins; his father, Herbert Higgins; and brother Darrell and sister Donna, both of California.

Danny will be forever missed and loved by all who knew him. Graveside services will be held in June. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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