Gerald R. “Jerry” Higgins

Gerald R. “Jerry” Higgins, 70, of Malden passed away Sunday December 24, 2017. He is survived by his son Timothy of Medford MA, daughter Peggy and her husband Jack of Tewksbury MA, and daughter Teresa and her husband Jim of San Antonio TX. Jerry is also survived by brothers Joseph, John, Robert and William, sisters Patricia and Mary, their spouses, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he was the beloved son of the late Timothy and Margaret (Donovan) Higgins. Always one to do it “his way”, Jerry always kept us guessing. He was often found golfing, visiting friends, or putting miles on his car.

In keeping with Jerry’s wishes, cremation and Celebration of Life will be private.

Jerry was a proud polio survivor; expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, (617) 355-6000


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  1. Michelle M Atwell on December 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Thought and prayers for the Higgins family…. he will be greatly missed, he will always be in our hearts. He was a great man to our family. May he rest in peace

  2. Debbie Lungo on December 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Malden Housing won’t be the same!! The smiles and funny harassments I would get daily from Jerry will be greatly missed. He’s at Peace and laughing at us all. God Bless You and your family.

  3. Melissa Perry on December 27, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Love and prayers to this special family. Peg is a testament to the special man he was—an inspiration and legacy he has left behind through her life and light. The stories she told about him made his personality very enjoyable and familiar to me, someone who never even had the privilege and pleasure of meeting him, except through the loving eyes and delightful stories of his precious daughter, Margaret. He will surely be missed. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Higgins family..

  4. Judi and Mick McLaughlin on December 28, 2017 at 1:20 am

    He was bigger than life. You are all in our hearts. Love, Judi and Micky

  5. Cheryl solimini on December 28, 2017 at 1:22 am

    So sorry to the entire Higgins s family. Teresa I’ve known you almost As long as my own daughter. I love you and I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad is proud of you at how strong you were when he needed you most. It’s hard I know but you’ve done a great thing for your dad. I love you and your in my prayers

  6. Paul @Patti Lord on December 28, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Jerry was a great friend to me and my family he will be missed

  7. Linda Montieth on December 28, 2017 at 2:10 am

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Maryfrances Burke on December 28, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Peggy, my deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Julie and Mark on December 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I have very fond memories of uncle Jerry driving me around Medford showing me all the spots he lived in. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Charlene Buckley on December 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Peggy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I’m so sorry to hear this about your dad.

  11. SCHULZIE on December 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    R.I.P. my friend we had alot of laughs together at Malden Taxi

  12. Jan cosgrove on December 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Your friendship will really be missed not only but everyone you touched.RIP. Jan

  13. Julia Surette on December 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Sending all of my love to the Higgins family. Jerry was always the life of the party and he will be missed.

  14. Joan Alvidrez on December 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Sending prayers and (((HUGS))) across the miles for his family and friends. May the Lord give you the strength and guidance to get through this difficult time. I may not have been close with the family and Gerry but family is family even though we were distant cousins.

  15. Teresa walsh on December 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    He will be very much missed.

  16. Linda parsons on December 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Jerry was always upbeat and funny he was so helpful to all of us on the first floor if he did not see us for a couple of days he would knock on our door to make sure we were all right he was always taking people to the shop pick up prescriptions etc I painted two painting s for .him

    I already miss him can’t believe he is gone

    My deepest condolences to your family

  17. Tom and Nancy Giachinta on December 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Keeping the Higgins family in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Jean on December 29, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Sympathy to the Higgins family so so sorry Peggy.much love jean

  19. Nancy Powers on December 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Higgins family

  20. Dina on December 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. thoughts and prayers for your family.
    Love the Scrarpelli’s xoxo

  21. Paul and Ginny Maggio on December 29, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs.

  22. Anne palmariello on December 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of your dad,s passing.our sympathies to all .
    Anne and joe Palmariello

  23. Tom & Ann on January 22, 2018 at 1:30 am

    We will miss our friend from Suffolk Manor.

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