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Kathleen Rose Higgins

October 28, 1952March 5, 2013

Kathleen Rose Higgins, of Newcastle, California, passed away on March 5, 2013 after a brave struggle with cancer. Kathleen, known as Kathie to her friends and family, was born to the late Rose and James Vincent Pinnetti in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1952. She graduated from Brockton High School and received her degree from the School of Fashion Design in Boston. She taught dance at the Shirley Matta and Paula Coffee dance schools in the Brockton area and married Charles "Kenny" Higgins on July 24, 1976. They started their family in West Bridgewater, Mass., before relocating to Madison, N.H. to raise their children. A dancer since she was a child, Kathie combined her passions for dancing, teaching, and fashion design by opening her own dance studio in Madison. She made a difference in many children's lives by passing on her knowledge of dance and encouraging them to shine at yearly recitals. Kathie also worked as a substitute teacher at Madison Elementary school. She loved to travel and went on annual family trips with her husband and children. Later, Kathie and her husband relocated to California, where she taught dance at the Green Tree Studio in Loomis and continued with her fashion design work. Kathie was also an avid gardener, writer, and all-around artist. Kathie is survived by her two children, Krystal and Kyle; her sister, Linda Uhlman and family; her sister-in-law, Wendy and family; brother-in-law, Jeff; plus many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will have a small ceremony for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent in her name to Stand up to Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org).

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Kathleen Rose Higgins

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Eirini Basta

March 13, 2013

Kathleen touched our lives with her magic! May she always be remembered for her spirit and bravery!
My sincerest condolences go out to her family.Thank you!

Lissa Bryan

March 13, 2013

Kathie was such an inspiration to me. Her kind heart, her indomitable spirit and her passionate joy in life were only a few of the things that made her such a special person. I'm so sorry for her loss, but I know that inspiration will live on in all of the hearts she touched.

March 11, 2013

May your "pretty feet" keep dancing in heaven! Our prayers are with the family!

The Cook Family

Chaya Sara

March 11, 2013

I am so grateful to have known Kathleen through her words. She had sent me this message: "Such inspiring people I am meeting through this journey of mine." Her indomitable spirit carried her through this journey, and she was an inspiration to so many. May you find comfort in the legacy she has left——her smile, her love, her spirit.

Dandie

March 11, 2013

I didn't know Kathie very long, but I'm so glad that I did get to know her. Many of my thoughts are with her family.
<3

March 11, 2013

A sweet friend who always had an encouraging word and a spark for living life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed. I'm honored to have known such a beautiful soul.

xo, Jennifer

Kelly York

March 10, 2013

I am thankful that this beautiful soul crossed my path in this life...she was an inspiration that I believe will continue to guide us...thank you!

Sarah Aisling

March 10, 2013

Kathie is a beautiful soul who touched and inspired so many. I'll always treasure her friendship and the time I had with her, though it was too short. Everyone who had a chance to know her is blessed in a special way.

Gabby

March 10, 2013

K touched my heart with her spirit, her desire to please and her selflessness. I will always cherish my time with her.

March 10, 2013

Kenny, I am very sorry for you and you families loss.
Patti Gingras Clark