96, formerly of Wanda St., Narragansett, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Higgins. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary (King) Sherlock.
Martina was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy serving as a nurse during WW-II in Honolulu, HA and later was an operating room supervisor at Adelphi Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and South County Hospital in Wakefield before retiring.
She was the devoted mother of John J. Higgins and his wife Gayle of South Hadley, MA and the late Cmdr. Edward J Higgins and his wife Gerry Higgins of Alexandria, VA; loving grandmother of Bernadette Higgins, Andrew Higgins, Sarah Higgins and John J. Higgins; dear sister of Henry Sherlock of Providence, Angela Brousseau of Snug Harbor, Helene Mainor of North Kingstown and the late John, Edward, Gerald and Paul Sherlock and Mary Frances Campbell; and loving aunt of many treasured nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory-SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Rt.1A), Narragansett, on Wednesday, January 16th at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas More Church, 53 Rockland St., Narragansett at 11 a.m. Private interment will be at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.
VISITING HOURS are Tuesday, January 15th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Thomas More Church, 53 Rockland St., Narragansett, RI 02882.
|Jerry with brothers and sisters|
The picture was taken at RI College following the reception after Fran's funeral in 2007.
Obituary was originally posted to the Nardolillo Funeral Home web page here