Dorothy Edith (Giordese) Higham

March 15, 1927 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 94)


Dorothy Edith Higham, 94, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Edward Francis Higham, Sr., they had been married for 55 years.

Born in Worcester, MA she was the daughter of the late Harry Christos and Edith Theodora ( Hudson ) Giordese

Dorothy loved to entertain and having family and friends over the house. Certain people find hosting  parties to be a hassle, not Dorothy, she was at her best at home surrounded by the people she loved the most. Dorothy loved doing crossword puzzles and sudoku. Dorothy was the matriarch of the family, the glue that held everyone together, she will be missed dearly by all that knew her.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Thomas C. Mallard and his wife Lynn, David A. Mallard and his wife Sharon, Cheryl A. Mallard and Carole L. Mallard, her step children David Higham and his wife Janice, Richard Higham and his wife Dianne, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, her siblings George T. Giordese and Evelyn C. Cudworth, mother in law of Maria Higham.

Dorothy was step mother of the late Edward F. Higham, Jr.

Friends and family may call Friday April 30, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick. A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 pm. Burial in the RI Veteran’s Cemetery will be Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12 noon. If you plan to attend the burial we will organize just after the administration building in the designated parking spaces on the right side of the street at 11:50 am.

In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care,

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April 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Centerville Road

Funeral Service
April 30, 2021

7:00 PM
Centerville Road

May 3, 2021

12:00 PM
RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Exeter)

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