Geoffrey P. Higginbotham

Date of Passing:

February 28, 2017

Higginbotham, Geoffrey P., 33, of Nelson Street, Rumford, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend and an inspiration to all passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and closest friends on Tuesday February 28, 2017.

Born in Providence, a son of Stephen P. and Ellen-Ann (Corry) Higginbotham of Barrington, he lived in Rumford for the past three years.

Mr. Higginbotham was an English teacher at East Providence High School for the past eight years.

Geoffrey was a graduate of Boston College Class of 2005, a member of the Alumni Association and was a student film critic. He was a member of the East Providence Educational Association and the National Education Association. He enjoyed movies, golfing and spending time with his loving family and friends.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kate Ellen Higginbotham of Bristol and Meg Corry Higginbotham of Barrington; a brother, Matthew S. Higginbotham and his wife Sandra of Cumberland; two beloved nephews, Gavin and Dylan and beloved aunts and uncles, Susan and George Luz, William and Karen Corry, John and Toni Corry, Richard and Carole Higginbotham and Kathleen Higginbotham.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday March 5, 2017 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 3-7 p.m. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 6, 2017 in St. Luke Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Geoffrey’s memory to the Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, INC., P.O. Box 154438, East Providence, RI, 02915 or the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, Ohio 44193 in memory of Geoffrey P. Higginbotham would be deeply appreciated.

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