Henry Higgins

Henry Hart Higgins

Friday, February 17th, 1933 - Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Henry Hart Higgins, age 86 of Bridgeport passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Born in New York City on February 17, 1933 to the late Philip Harold and F. Mildred Hart Higgins. They moved to Fairfield when Henry was 5, he lived there for 40 years before marring Barbara (Pawlowski) Higgins on November 22, 1972. They were married for 46 years.

Henry graduated from Fairfield Prep in 1952 and attended Fairfield University for one and a half years. Then he went into printing for many newspapers locally and out of state. Henry belonged to the Bridgeport Old Timer Association made up of retired athletes. Henry was a great athlete, excelling in many sports and winning trophies, medals and awards. He loved swimming best of all.

He volunteered for the Special Olympics in swimming, he also helped at the Allied Signal for the 9-11 ground zero. He coached boys’ basketball at St. Thomas in 1951 and football and baseball at Unquowa School.

Henry and Barbara spent many happy years traveling on cruises and RV trips. They had no children, but many loving and caring nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews from both sides of the family. They also had many loving cats, even though he preferred schnauzers of which they had two, Snoopy and Daisy.

In addition to his parents, Henry was predeceased by his in laws, Agnes and Henry Pawlowski, his brother Philip and Christopher, his sister Mildred Hurley and brother-in-law Jim and James Hurley Jr.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent Medical Center for their loving care. Also the Visiting Angels, especially Sheila Jaworowski and Rosette Grant for their care to keep Henry comfortable. A special thanks to Sharon, who took care of Henry at home.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11am in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport followed by interment in Park Cemetery, Bridgeport. Calling hours will take place Tuesday morning from 10 am until time of service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics of CT and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. For online condolences, memorial tributes and to make a donation visit us at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    4798 Main Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    4798 Main Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 |
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
    Park Cemetery
    620 Lindley Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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Hey Henry its Henry . Best laugh ever I can close my eyes and here it. Miss you ! Henry & Vicci & the girls.
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