Joanne Marie (Daigle) Higgins



Bar Harbor

Joanne Marie (Daigle) Higgins passed away February 21, 2021 in Safe Harbor at Birch Bay Village, Bar Harbor of Alzheimer’s. She was born January 12, 1938 in Bar Harbor, Maine to Regina Marie (Chevarie) and Josephat  A. Daigle.  She attended St. Edwards Catholic school and graduated from Bar Harbor High School class of 1956.

In 1958, she married Robert L. Higgins, Jr and they started their family having four children.  Family was very important to Joanne and she adored her 2 grandsons, granddaughter and great – grand daughter. She was very proud of her French Canadian heritage as her parents were both from New Brunswick, Canada.

Joanne worked in the finance department of the town of Bar Harbor for about 40 years and was fond of her interactions with members of the community as well as her co-workers.

For many years she enjoyed her morning walks around town and meeting the “ladies” at Jordan’s Restaurant for breakfast before work.

She valued time spent with her oldest daughter and grandsons when they were young.

Although reluctant to go at first, she liked traveling with family and especially the many cruises she went on with two of her daughters, her son in law and granddaughter. She really loved the shows on board.

Traveling the roads of Maine on a drive with her son was a favorite past time.

Joanne is survived by her children, Patricia Graten (Bill), of Steuben, Annette Higgins of Bar Harbor, Robert L. Higgins, III (Annie McDonnell) of Mt. Desert and Judith Hawley (John) of Brunswick.  Her grandchildren, Chris Graten (Melanie), of Gouldsboro, Justin Graten, of Forest Park, IL, Amelia Hawley of Brunswick and great grand daughjter, Mackenzie Graten of Gouldsboro. Her sister in law, Jesse (Dale) Morris of Presque Isle, brother in law, Leo Higgins of Bar Harbor and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert l. Higgins,Jr, her parents and her sister, Catherine (Kay) Hall.

Due to Covid-19 services will be held at a later date.

Those who desire may make donations in Joanne’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter,383 US Rte. 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or Cancer research , The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME. 04609 or take your loved ones out for breakfast, (Joanne’s favorite meal.).

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald 1139 Maine St. Mt. Desert.  Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com

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