of Benton, AR
January 20, 1958 - July 28, 2020
Matthew Neil Higgins, 62, passed away at his home July 28, 2020 in Benton. An active member of First Lutheran Church of Benton, he also was a pressman for 40 years at New York Newsday.On August 7, 1982, Matthew was married to Elizabeth Pulling Higgins. He is survived by his loving wife; a son, William Paul Higgins of Benton and a daughter, Caroline Marquerite (Clayton) Hanson. Matthew enjoy being a grandfather to Eden Rose Hanson, Hope Ann Hanson and Alan William Hanson. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Hickey and brothers, Paul (Mary-Liz) Higgins and Gregory (Linda) Higgins.Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Margaret Higgins. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at First Lutheran Church of Benton.
I just learned of Matt’s passing. My condolences to his siblings Paul, Susan, and Greg. I remember Matt from family gatherings when I was a youngster. Although we lost contact, he was still a family member and a link to our roots in NY. I trust his family is healing and holding memories of Matt close to their hearts. I trust he is at peace. - Brian QueeninParadise Valley, Arizona
Sending all our love and strength to you, Aunt Beth, Billy, Caroline, Clay, Eden, Hope, and Alan. We know how much Uncle Matt will be missed by his entire family - you, his siblings, nieces and nephews. We only wish we could be there to hug you at this time! Thinking of you, Christine and Doug and the kids
Sending our love and condolences to Beth, Caroline, Clay, Billy, Hope, Eden and Alan. We wish we could be there with you during this time. We will miss our Uncle Matt. Love, Maura and Justin Eddings
Sending our love and deepest condolences to you all Aunt Beth, Billy, Caroline Clay and the kids. Uncle Matt will be missed. Our love to you all. Big hugs! Love Brian and Jacque
Our condolences to Beth, Caroline & Billy. As we say goodbye to Matt we will always remember him for his spirited opinions and ideas. He always had his own take on life's challenges which helped make him the unique person we knew and loved. We are very pleased that Matt was with his family till the end. He was blessed to have such a caring and loving family.Rest in Peace little brother.
My condolences to you, Beth, Caroline, Billy, Eden, Hope and Alan. My brother will be greatly missed by many. You had a wonderful husband, father and Grandpa. Love you all.
My condolences to Matt's family and children. I loved Matt like a brother. We worked together in NY for 15 years, but it was the bonding outside of work that I will always remember. Believe it or not, Matt used to try new and different things. We went to Mets games together, went to Action Park and Great Adventure in NJ, and even went skiing together! And BOY he loved to eat out!! But he had a humorous pessimistic attitude towards everyday adventures, which I found refreshing, yet uncanny. I am not sure if he ever found comfort in Arkansas, but I am so grateful that he was around family as his health determined he needed that. God Bless you little buddy. Try not to give God a hard time up there! I'll see you when I get there. I'm gonna miss his phone calls. As you always said to me..."Keep it cool". RIP my friend.
Beth, Caroline, Billy and family, Our condolences to you all on your loss. Tommy, Dianne and Laura
We are so sorry for the loss. Mr. Higgins is leaving a huge void and his family will truly miss him.
I love you daddy, we may not always have gotten along but the love was always there.