OBITUARY

Dolores Higgins

December 6, 1931February 21, 2021
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Dolores Higgins passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Community Medical Center of Toms River, New Jersey. Dolores was eighty-nine years old.

Born in New York City, Dolores grew up in Morningside Heights, attended Corpus Christi Parochial School and went on to graduate from Thorpe Secretarial School. In 1951 Dolores married Edward Crimmins Jr. The young couple moved to the Norwood Heights section of the Bronx and raised a family of three children. During that period Dolores, a loving and devoted mother, also held down several jobs. The longest of those jobs was working as a LPN for Dr. Robert Lippman at the Royal Hospital on the Grand Concourse in Bronx.

Her second happy marriage was to Martin John Higgins in 1978 and they moved to Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Dolores commuted into Manhattan to work for the Wall Street firm Thatcher, Proffitt and Wood. Her last job was at the nearby Teterboro Airport. In 1991 the couple purchased a retirement home in the Holiday Heights Community of Berkeley. Both Dolores and John were active members of that community and formed many close friendships. Dolores was predeceased by her loving husband, Martin Higgins, in 2012.

Dating all the way back to the bobby soxer era Dolores was a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra. She was an avid fan of the Broadway theatre and the classic movie era. Dolores enjoyed hosting parties and organizing summer picnics at the Fairlawn Beach Club. She gave her children fond early memories of summers spent in the mountains at Blue Paradise in Wurtsboro, New York and later summer house rentals in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. In life Dolores was often described as effervescent, she loved dancing and singing. Dolores was a devoted friend to many, enjoying long talks and visits with friends and neighbors. But her central focus of her life was her children's safety and well being.

Survived by her brother Raymond Brady; her children: Edward Crimmins, III, Craig S. Crimmins, Donna Lynch and her husband John; her step-children: Doreen Higgins DiBenedetto and her husband Dick and Deborah A. Higgins; and her grandchildren: Christine and Danny DiBenedetto, and Thomas John Lynch.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4-8PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10 AM, St. Joseph RC Church, 685 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 62 Cedar Grove Road, Toms River.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dolores's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit www.quinn-hoppingfh.com.

Services

1 March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quinn Hopping Funeral Home

26 Mule Road
Toms River, NJ 08755

2 March

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Joseph RC Church

685 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

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Millie Krupa

February 27, 2021

Dear Dolores you are already missed, I will always hold memories of you in my heart. I met you 9 years ago when I moved across the street from you and John, it was easy to get to know you because you was such a friendly person and always happy, I was blessed to have you as a friend. Rest easy with the angels and all your love ones in Heaven. Sending loving prayers for you and your family. Peace and Love to You. Millie

Shelley Keene

February 24, 2021

Where do I start. Dolores a beautiful soul who loved everyone. It was an honor to have known her and loved her and had her love me. I will miss all of our talks and all the time we spent together just talking for hours. At times you were like its 5 hours your still here I know you have to go so go dont worry about me,because that's the type she was always worrying about everyone else. We used to call each other partners in crime lol. For the last 5 years you have made my life so much better and you made me a better person for knowing you. I have no words to tell you how much you've meant to me and how much I will miss you. We weren't blood but I couldn't have loved you anymore if we were. You are the kindest most genuine soul ever put on this earth and for everyone who knew you they loved you accordingly. Fly free and rest with angels dolores. Until we meet one day I hope you always knew how much I loved and respected you. Noone has ever impacted my life as you did and everyday I will hold you near and dear in my heart. RIP 🙏 my friend 😢 💔 I love you

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