Leo M. Higgins

Bar Harbor

Leo Michael Higgins died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 9, 2022.

Leo was born Aug. 17, 1946. He was the baby of his large Catholic family in Bar Harbor.

He attended St. Edward’s School in Bar Harbor and later Bar Harbor High School. Leo joined the Army in the mid-’60s and headed to Vietnam, where he worked as a medic. Leo worked at the post office for several years before joining the Maine Seacoast Mission, where he worked for 22 years making deliveries to Cherryfield and maintaining the building and grounds. Leo was a bus driver for several years for the local schools, served on the Bar Harbor Town Council and was a volunteer firefighter when his brother “Butch” was the chief. He also worked at Carey’s variety on the side and took over some caretaking for his father. He went out on his own with his caretaking and painting business and was known as the “House Doctor.”

Leo formed many lasting friendships with his clients, and many others who he worked with. His work gave him a lot of joy and he did it up to the day he died.

He is survived by his sister Jessie Morris and husband, Dale, of Presque Isle, daughter Tasha Higgins and husband, Paul Rozeff, Jai Higgins and wife, Lynn, and Thomas Allen and his dog Piper. Leo also had several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Higgins, and mother, Josephine (Kelley); siblings Terrance, Bob, Royal (Butch), Ellen and Liston; son, Robert, and beloved German shepherd Zeppelin.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Leo’s memory to The Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Ave., Manchester, ME 04351, or the Maine Veterans Project, 207 Parkview Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Both organizations have online donations on their websites as well.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com.

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