Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME


Harlan Craig Higgins

August 12, 1929February 18, 2020

North Yarmouth, ME- Harlan C. Higgins, 90, of North Yarmouth, died on February 18, 2020 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born on August 12, 1929, at home on West Street in Portland, the youngest child of Harry J. and Isabelle J. (Barnard) Higgins. He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School. He served in the Army from 1951-1953 and was stationed in Germany. He later married Barbara C. Palmer in Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland in 1954. He attended Portland University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1959.

Harlan, his parents, siblings and friends spent many summers at camp on Bonny Eagle Pond. He worked at the YMCA, refereed basketball in the area and walked a mile each day until recently. He was an avid sports fan who loved baseball, football, hockey and basketball. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Patriots, Seadogs and the original Maine Mariners play.

He and his wife owned and operated Rosemont Carpet in Portland.

He was a teacher and driver education instructor for many years and retired from Kennebunk School Dept.

Harlan was a member of the Deering Lodge #183 in Portland for 65 years, Portland-St. Alban Commandery #2 and a member of the Shriners, Kora of Lewiston.

Harlan loved people and will be remembered as wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was pre-deceased by his wife Barbara; sisters, infant Marjorie Higgins and Priscilla Merrifield; brother, Raymond Higgins and his wife Shirley; niece, Linda Libby.

He is survived by a son, Craig and his sons, Christopher and Jameson; daughter, Sally Welch and her husband Jack and son Michael; nephew, Richard Higgins and his wife Arlene.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers that cared for Harlan including Dr. Patch and his staff, the staff at MaineHealth Care at Home and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

A private interment service will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Harlan’s online guest book.

If desired, donations in his memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074


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Darlene Smith

March 3, 2020

Sally and Jack,
So very sorry to hear of your dear father’s passing. I know how close you were. Remember the love and wonderful memories.
We’re keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
With love,
Darlene and Dave

paul hodgetts

February 24, 2020

Very sorry to here of Harlan's passing. Me and my grandson would run into Harlan every Saturday morning like clock work during breakfast at Toddy Brook Cafe. We always got the biggest hello and a smile from Harlan. He will be missed

Donald Barton

February 24, 2020

Craig & Sally,

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have many memories of Harley, but the one that sticks with me the most was the night my Dad died in 1972. After I returned home from the hospital late that night, Harley came over and spent a great deal of time with me. We talked about my Dad for quite a while. I know it helped me a great deal. He was a special caring man & great neighbor.
Please accept our sincere condolences and feel free to stop by the old homestead anytime.

Don & Bif Barton

Marge Darling

February 23, 2020

Still remember “Handsome Harlan”! So sorry for your loss, Sal! ❤️❤️

Cheryl Leeman

February 23, 2020

Craig and Sally, so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. As you know, if you were one of those fortunate enough to know your dad, you would remember him as a kind, caring person. Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.