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Alfred W Higgins

June 5, 1931 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 86)
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Alfred W. Higgins, age 86, of Cobleskill, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar.

He was born at home in New Salem, New York on June 5, 1931, a son of the late Harold and Bertha Oliver Higgins.

Alfred attended New Salem schools and grew up on his family’s farm in New Salem with his aunt and uncle, Mildred and Harry Oliver. He retired due to disability from the New York State Highway Department in Albany County as Foreman of the Sign Crew. Mr. Higgins enjoyed a simple life, working with his hands at woodworking and string art. Alfred also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and spending time with his wife Eleanor’s family, children, grandchildren and his best friend Earl MacMillen and his wife Bev of New Salem. 

Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife Eleanor Schrader Higgins; three stepchildren Jeffrey (Dena) Brown, Jerry (Melissa) Brown and Jeanne (Kevin) Brown; eleven step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one step great grandson Haustin Brown, Jr. and one half sister Sandra Sikora.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm Street, Cobleskill.

Spring interment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting or website

 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 30, 2017

2:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

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