Louise M. Higgins
July 6, 1925 – May 5, 2018
Louise Mary Higgins, born Luigina Vino, in Brooklyn, New York, passed away peacefully on May 5th, 2018. She was born on July 6, 1925 to Anna (née DeLeo) and Giovanni Vino. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers: Mary, Connie (Mario T) Bellavia, Nick, Frank, Jack and John. She married William R Higgins on October 11, 1952 who passed away on December 17, 1987. Louise is survived by her daughters, Jean (Steve) Smith of Pardeeville, Wisconsin and Connie Mortimer of Waukegan, Illinois; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, Eric Smith, Kari (Kevin) Hagen, Jeff Gilstead; and 2 great grandchildren Garrett Smith and Owen Hagen. Louise was a long time resident of Lake County, Illinois. She relocated from Newport, Rhode Island in 1958 with her husband and children to Great Lakes Naval Base, Camp Downs. She retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after 25 years, where she began her career in New York as a telephone operator. She loved to play cards, board games, bingo as well as, knit, sew, crochet, paint, and shop. She was a loving Mother who cared deeply for her family. The visitation is from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Marsh Funeral Home in Gurnee, Illinois. The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 AM, also at Marsh Funeral Home. The burial will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Winchester House, Advocate Condell staff and their Hospice and Palliative Care Center for support in her final days.
- Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018