Ann J. Higgins, 77, Deferiet

DEFERIET, NY — Ann J. Higgins, 77, of Riverside Drive, Deferiet, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Ann was born on May 14, 1941, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy Warner. She attended school in Felts Mills, Watertown, Black River and she graduated from Carthage Central High School in 1958. She went on to graduate from Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, NY and was later employed by the House of Good Samaritan as a medical secretary until her marriage.

Ann married Paul Higgins on Nov. 16, 1963. The couple resided in Deferiet and at their cottage on Pleasant Lake.

She enjoyed many hobbies such as gardening and crafting. Later in life, she enjoyed playing quick draw with her friends. Her main focus always remained her family. Her unwavering love and support as well as her valued opinion and advice were a blessing to each member.

Ann is survived by her husband of 57 years, Paul; two daughters, Susan (Tim) Percy, Black River, NY; Christine (Duane) Cassoni, Black River, NY; a sister, Debra (Larry) Gidney, Carthage, NY; two step brothers, James Warner, Maine; and Donald Warner, Seattle, WA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Robert Burrows; her father and stepmother, Howard and Belly Warner; and a brother, Carl Warner.

She will be remembered as being kind, smart, generous and selfless. She always possessed a great sense of humor and quick wit. Ann will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is and always will be greatly loved and missed.

Per the request of the family, no public services will be held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Northridge Cremation Chapel, 31291 Town Line Rd., Philadelphia, owned and operated by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.