Charles William Higgins, 91, of Medfield and formerly of Holliston, passed away Sept. 21 at All American Assisted Living in Wrentham. Born in Holliston, he was the son of the late Mary (Stevens) and Charles Davis Higgins. He was the husband of the late Rita (O’Brien) Higgins.
Charles was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a committee member of the USS Boston Shipmates, a past Commander of the Medfield American Legion and a member of the Norwood Elks. Prior to his retirement, Charles worked as a tool and die maker.
He is survived by his children, Mary Lawler and her husband, Michael, of Plainville, and Brian Higgins of Hopkinton. He was the father of the late Carol Higgins. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, M. Sean, Meaghan and Shannon Lawler, and Christos Higgins. The youngest of eight children, Charles is predeceased by his seven siblings, Flora Porter, Alice Seriac, Gladys Anderson, Dorothy Belonis and Arthur, Ethel and Etta Higgins.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 27 at St. Edward Parish in Medfield. Burial followed in Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston (ChesmoreFuneralHome.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to USS Boston ShipMates Inc., P.O. Box 7445, Brockton, MA 02303.