Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes

255 Higbie Ln, West Islip, NY


Richard Adam Higdon

May 5, 1966January 18, 2020

Richard Adam Higdon, 53, of Bay Shore, Long Island, NY on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Beloved husband of Donna. Loving father of Rachel and step-daughter, Kristy. Dear brother-in-law of James and Caryl Fusco. Caring brother of Judy. Cherished son of Richard Higdon, Sr. and the late Judith Higdon. Proud veteran of the United States Navy Reserve and the United States Air Force. Former correction officer with the New York State Department of Corrections. Long-time member of the West Islip Fire Department, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 2, Babylon, NY and Amvets Post 76, Bay Shore, NY. Family and friends may visit Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6-9:00pm, at Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes, 255 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:00am, at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Clinton Avenue and Main Street (Montauk Highway), Bay Shore, NY 11706. Military Honors and Committal Prayers will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton, NY 11933. For further information, or help with directions, kindly call the funeral home at (631) 669-8338. www.boyd-spencerfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 27, 2020
  • United States Air Force Military Honors and Committal Prayers Monday, January 27, 2020


Richard Adam Higdon

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Jose Olivera

February 10, 2020

Higgy, you were a good friend and i miss you. You were always able to make me laugh and could cook a hell of a pasta. Until we meet again god bless you.

Donna Higdon

January 30, 2020

My dearest husband. Rachael and I are heartbroken. No words can express how we feel. I hear you laugh and I hear you come down the stairs but you're not there. My heart is empty. You were my soulmate . You made me laugh so much. You are at peace now. The demons are gone. Until we meet again.

Shaneé Sanchez

January 27, 2020

You showed me nothing but love. You always made me smile. I will love you forever and always!! You will always be in my heart!! My Friend, My Buddy, My Brother In Blue!! Until we meet again Higgy!

Donna Farruggia

January 27, 2020

My cousin Richie... he was the coolest cousin and the sweetest... we spent time at his parents house as children playing in the boat that was in his front yard... walking around the block at my grandma Millie's...and having good times with all the cousins.. We all grew up and went our own ways but from the look of everyone that attended his funeral.... he was very loved and adored... Just as much as I adored him when we were those little kids... May you rest in peace my cousin.....with love, Donna Buettner-Farruggia

Dave M.

January 24, 2020

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our Hearts. The pain of parting is nothing to joy of meeting again.

Brian Marsh

January 23, 2020

Richie- Rich,
My friend, may you Rest In Peace. We have shared so many laughs together in our High School days and after. I have many memories of the fun we had, your nice family, and all of our friends together. You will be missed. I wish you peace in heaven.

To the Higdon family, my prayers are with you. God bless you all.

Oliver Medrano

January 23, 2020


I didn't know you long, about a year. In that year you were always polite, funny and courteous. Myself and all your co-workers always saw you with a smile and a joke when you had it. You always brought a smile to my face as you came to work and I was leaving. I can still hear your hello "How's everything Brother". Thank you for taking out the small amount of time to ask me how I was doing. You will be missed. Rest with The Angels.

Julian Aenlle

January 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss ,Prayers to the family and friends

Kathleen Higdon Macgregor

January 23, 2020

Richard Higdon came into the world when I was 10 years old. He was the most beautiful baby ever bright red hair blue eyes and never ever cried. He was Grandpa's boy Uncle Gumbas fishing. Bud. He remained My Pal all through the years. I called him when I was out having fun he spoke to all my my friends I was proud to be Aunt Kooky. Rest in Peace my love. It was a honor to be your Aunt. I will always hold you dear to my heart.

Christina Karakatsanis

January 22, 2020

Since I was little I’ve know Donna rich and kristy. I was in their wedding what a beautiful wedding that was. Then a little after that Rachel was coming into the world and how excited he was to have a daughter. I remember speaking with rich once I was pregnant with my little girl and how happy he was rubbing my belly almost squealing with excitement because he knew the love of a daughter was like no other. He gave me some great advise and I’ll always cherish those memories. <3