Barry R. Higgins

July 2, 1939 ~ November 25, 2020 (age 81)




Barry R. Higgins, 81, of Johnston, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.



Born in Providence, son of the late Lawrence C. and Helen F. (McClarnon) Higgins, he lived on Third Street for many years before moving to Johnston twenty-five years ago.


Barry worked at Chelo’s Restaurant, Silver Spring Street, and Greggs, North Main Street, for many years before retiring.


He always had a smile on his face and a hearty handshake ready to greet you.  He was an avid Red Sox fan and was always willing to engage in a discussion of their current status.  He and his unique sense of humor and will be dearly missed by his family. 


He leaves a sister, Carol A. Bentz, with whom he lived, two nieces, Christine Robb and Jill Cardarella, and a nephew, Jonathan Bentz.


The funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Russell J. Boyle & Son.

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