2012-12-21 / Obits

James L. Higgins

FDNY Chief Dispatcher

James L. Higgins, a Rockaway Beach resident of 50 years, died on December 18 at age 58.

Higgins was a Chief Fire Alarm Dispatcher for the FDNY and also a longtime employee of the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. He was very involved for many years with youth sports, including St. Camillus and the Rockaway Rockies Roller Hockey.

He is survived by his wife Ellen; sons, James (Debra) and Sean (Stephanie); daughter, Bernadette; brothers, Frank, Jerry, Dennis and Thomas and sister, Patricia Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach.

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