Richard Joseph Higgins, Jr., of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the age of 71 years. He was born on December 4, 1945 in Massachusetts to Richard Joseph Higgins, Sr. and Mary McMahon Higgins. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of First Class Petty Officer. Richard was also a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church and VFW #4809 of Norfolk. He was also a huge part of the community of Chic’s Beach, the Patriot Pub, and Green Parrot.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Kevin.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Richard Joseph Higgins, III and his wife Leann; son Paul and his wife Wendi; grandchildren Ricky, Katie, Frankie, Kelli, Jon Jon, and step-grandson John Basic; great-granddaughter Kennedy Elizabeth Higgins; siblings Billy, Eleanor, Stephen, Brian, Mary Lou, Shawn, and Adele. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass to honor Richard’s life will be celebrated on Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church (5345 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach) at 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest at sea at a later date.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.altmeyerfh.com.
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