CHERRYFIELD - Gail D. Higgins, 74, died Nov. 10, 2012, at her home after a long illness. She was born June 3, 1938, in Northeast Harbor, daughter of Richard and Clara (Reed) Murphy.
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Gail attended school in Northeast Harbor. She married Hiram A. Higgins, in 1959, and he died April 20, 1981. Gail did housekeeping for a number of years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cribbage and working on puzzles. She enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved spending time with her canine friends.
She is survived by her partner of 20 years, Maurice "Arte" Moon of Cherryfield; sons, Tony Higgins and wife, Susan, of Lamoine, and Michael Higgins and wife, Teresa, of Ellsworth; daughters, Michelle Higgins of Cherryfield and Debbie Whitmore of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Joyce Merchant of Sullivan, and Rita Tripp of Otter Creek. She was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Hiram; and brothers, Mailland Murphy and Leland Murphy.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 13, 2012