In Loving Memory of William Anthony Higgins, Jr.

October 20, 1940
Newark, NJ
December 28, 2019
Shelton, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Friday, 6-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

January 03, 2020


St. Catherine of Siena Church

Mass of Christian Burial

220 Shelton Road,
CT 06611

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758516,
KS 66675-8516 (

Alzheimer's Association

200 Executive Blvd,
Suite 4B,
CT 06489

William Anthony Higgins, Jr.

William Anthony Higgins, Jr., age 79, of Shelton, beloved husband of Jean Baldyga Higgins, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 28, 2019. Born in Newark, NJ, the son of the late William Anthony and Lillian Higgins, he had lived in Fairfield, CT, St. Augustine, FL and returned to live in Shelton. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was stationed in Korea. Bill enjoyed an extensive career as a business man, entrepreneur and restaurateur. A certified boat captain, “Captain Bill” was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who loved boating, was an avid salt water fisherman and also enjoyed wood working. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather who delighted in family time. His true legacy was instilling in his children the importance of family values and hard work. In addition to his loving wife Jean, he will be dearly missed by his three beloved children, Jean Horan and her husband Robert of Fishers, IN, William Higgins and his wife Jennifer of Shelton and Robin Nagy and her husband Robert of Fairfield; two step-children, Barbara Festini of Shelton and Thomas Baldyga and his wife Pamela of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Rob & Rebecca Horan, Brett Nagy, Zachary Festini and Julia & Carly Baldyga; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dog, Foxy. He was predeceased by a sister Elida Lenaz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Road, Trumbull. Interment will be private. Friends may greet the family Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Jean,
    Kay and I enjoyed the time and travels that we spent with you and Bill.
    He was a good friend for a very long time and we will miss him.
    Please give our best regards and love to you and your family.
    Don and Kay Whitehead