Joan Higgins

Joan Christine Higgins (Yunker)

Sunday, June 18th, 1922 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Joan Yunker Higgins, 97, of Spring Lake, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Mrs. Higgins was born in Montclair to the late Dr. Joseph and Agnes (nee Keavney) Yunker. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine’s, Spring Lake, where she was one of the Eucharistic Ministers as well as lector.
Mrs. Higgins was predeceased by her beloved husband Sigfried, in 1997, as well as by her sons, Paul and Peter, her daughter, Mary, and her sisters, Agnes Lux and Katherine Kenlan. She is survived by her children, Sigfried Higgins III, Joan Toole, Patricia Dachile, Margaret Poltrictzky, and Mary Ellen Lawrence. She was the beloved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 4-8 PM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 10:30 AM followed by interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11:30 AM. Memorial donations can be made to the Spring Lake First Aid, 309 Washington Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762. To send condolences or to send flowers, visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
    SPRING LAKE, NJ 07762
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father William Dunlap
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    712 Grove Street
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07043
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    Meet directly at cemetery on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:30 AM.


Donations are being accepted for: Spring Lake First Aid Squad.


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Kim chenoweth

Posted at 06:46pm
I work with Charlie (Joan’s son in law) and he always shared stories about “grandma”. I will miss hearing them. My condolences to the family.
Kim Chenoweth

Robert J. Higgins

Posted at 04:17pm
I will always remember my Aunt Joan to be a warm and gracious person. She always would ask me how I was doing
and was always very supportive. I have great memories from 14 Westover Road and the Jersey Shore with Aunt Joan and
her family. It doesn't seem that many years ago. Aunt Joan's loss will be difficult to absorb.
My sincere condolences to the entire family - Robert J. Higgins Cumming, GA

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