William George's Story
William George “Bill” Higgitt, age 89, longtime resident of Merrimac, died Friday morning at his home, in the loving company of his family.
Born in Cambridge August 7, 1928, he was the eldest of four sons of the late Henry G. and Mabel F. (Linnehan) Higgitt.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II from August 14, 1946, until his honorable discharge on April 1, 1948. He re-enlisted in the military, serving with the United States Air Force in the Korean War from December 2, 1950, to December 1, 1951, honorably discharged with the rank of Private.
Bill was a skilled machinist and had worked at Pope Machine Company in Haverhill for many years.
Predeceased by his wife, Joanne R. (Ricci) Higgitt on October 24, 2014, he leaves behind his daughters, Janice Hicks and husband, Charles of Merrimac, and Nancy Shepard of Newport, Maine, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, generations of nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his three brothers.
All who knew him will treasure their very special memories, which will fill their heart with unending love.
Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, immediately followed by a Graveside Service at 12:30 p.m. at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, where he will be eternally united with his beloved wife, Joanne.
Published on  October 30, 2017