Dorothy F. Higgins, 104

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Dorothy Frances Higgins passed away in her sleep on Jan. 9, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla. She would have been 105 this April.

While living at Parsons Road in Portland, Dot was the eldest of five children of Daniel and Elizabeth Sullivan. She attended Deering High School and graduated from Bates College in 1932 with a degree in French, Phi Beta Iota.

The widow of Colonel E.R. Higgins (himself a Mainer, and University of Maine alumnus), Dorothy traveled the world as a military wife, living in Hawaii, Japan and Turkey, among other Army stations. She spent many of her summers enjoying her family camp on Sebago Lake, near South Casco.

A lifetime lover of classical music and chocolate, she was a clever woman who sense of humor included Faulty Towers and Everybody Loves Raymond.

She is survived by her only child, John Thomas Higgins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

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