April 27, 1941 ~ November 6, 2021

Born in: Downpatrick, Ireland
Resided in: Hauppauge, NY

Higgins – Brian P., native of County Downpatrick, Ireland; of Hauppauge, NY; and Naples, FL. Born April 27, 1941, passed away on November 6, 2021, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Brian (Tara), Michael (Jennie), Sean (Alexandra) and Christopher (Ashley). Cherished Pa Pa of Liam, Jack, Kerri, Addison, Sean Jr., Emily and Charlie. Dear brother of Betty (Jimmy) Devine, Doreen (the late Gerald) Laverty, Patricia (Gordon) McMillen and Briege (Al) Bachner. Brian was respected and loved by all. Reposing at the Branch Funeral Home, 190 E. Main St., Smithtown, Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 pm. Funeral Mass Friday, 10:30 am, at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, Smithtown. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Good Shepherd Hospice. www.branchfh.com

Services

Visitation: November 11, 2021 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Second Visitation: November 11, 2021 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Mass: November 12, 2021 10:30 am

St Patrick's RC Church (SMT)
280 E. Main St
Smithtown, NY 11787


Interment:

St. Patrick's Cemetery Smithtown
Mount Pleasant Road
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Brian P. Higgins 's name.

Good Shepherd Hospice

200 Belle Terre Road
Port Jefferson, NY
631-465-6300
https://goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org/donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

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  1. So sorry to hear of Brian’s passing
    Vinny has many fond memories of his conversations with Brian. Our sincere condolences to all your family
    May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Uncle Brian’s legacy will never be forgotten and his memory will live on in our hearts. Here’s to an amazing man. My condolences to aunt Margaret and family.

  3. A true gentleman and my dear friend. You helped me get started in the steel business back in the day. I will never forget your kindness, courtesy, and a wonderful sense of humor. I was truly blessed to have you as a friend and a customer for over 30 years. May you Rest In Peace and dwell forever in the presence of the eternal one.
    Shalom,
    Cary T. Kirschbaum

  4. Mr. Higgins was an amazing person, who always treated everyone with kindness, fairness, love, and respect. A true gentleman, a wonderful person who will always be remembered, be missed, and loved. Rest in peace Brian, we will always love you. Until we meet again Big Boss!!

  5. candleMargaret, I’m so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I truly appreciated the time we had as next door neighbors and treasured your friendship immensely. I’ll remember Brian’s jovial Irish sense of humor and your warm hospitality. I hope to continue our friendship whenever you return to our neighborhood (hopefully often). Sincerely, Ron See

  6. candleBrian was always so kind and caring. He always asked how your day was going and how you were. I watched how much he was admired by his employees. He was a real gentlemen and i am blessed to have met him on my journey in life. We know he is happy and young again he is home. Peace to his family for he will be missed here on earth but will always be with you.

  7. Margaret, our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and the wide circle of The Higgins family in Canada and Ireland. We are sad here in Winnipeg. Fond memories of Brian, back in his days in Belfast, come flooding back and warm my heart. Rest in Peace, Brian.
    With much love. Hugh and Karen

  8. My condolences to the Family of Brian Higgins, he was always very kind and always ask how I was doing. Sending prayers and hugs.
    Sincerely,
    Jodi Teta

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