The late Bridie Higgins
1922-2012 THE DEATH has occurred peacefully on Saturday, February 4 of Bridie Higgins (née Mccarthy), Ardfert Village and formerly of Banna East and Glenderry, Ballyheigue. Bridie passed away at her residence in Ardfert village having just days before on Sunday January 29, celebrated her 90th birthday at home surrounded by all her family the Mccarthys and Husseys.
Bridie was born on the 1st of February, 1922 to Tadhg and Margaret Mccarthy (née Griffin). She was the youngest of six children and at the tender age of six she sadly lost her mother.
After finishing her time in her local school in Banna, she went to work on her parents' farm until she met and later married Martin Higgins, a farmer from Glenderry, Ballyheigue. Together they reared three daughters, Margaret, Marion and Eileen.
Forty-five years ago they moved to the village in Ardfert where Bridie devoted her life to looking after her children and her husband Martin who unfortunately fell ill at an early age.
She cared for him lovingly for 10 years until he passed away in 1986. Her daughters were a great comfort and support to her at this time.
Bridie's own health had deteriorated in recent weeks and she had received great care and attention from her GP, home helps, nurses and staff in Kerry General Hospital.
Bridie's remains reposed at her residence on Monday, February 6, followed by removal to St Brendan's Church, Ardfert. Following Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, funeral took place immediately afterwards to the New Cemetery, Ardfert.
Bridie is survived by her daughters Margaret (Spring), Marion (Mchugh) and Eileen (Deady), her seven grandchildren Martin, Eoin, Seamus, Lorna, Jonathan, Ronan and David, five great-grandchildren Tammy, Brian, Ally, Shauna and James, sons-in-law, sisters-inlaw, nieces, nephews and extended family. May she rest in peace.