Mrs. Bonnie L. Higgins, 71, of Route 7, Cape Vincent, died Tuesday, May 11th, at University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, where she had been a patient for a month, after being involved in a car accident.
The Funeral Mass will be at 11am on Wednesday, May 19th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton, with Father Arthur LaBaff officiating. A burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5-8pm Tuesday, May 18th, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton. Masks are still required.
Bonnie was born April 19th, 1950, in Watertown, the daughter of Otis and Dorothy MacDonald Reff Sr. She graduated from Thousand Islands High School.
On February 8th, 1975, she married Gerald Higgins in Clayton.
Bonnie worked for a number of years as a Medical Transcriptionist, retiring in 2013. She also helped her husband with the operations of their business, Higgins Mobile Home Park.
Surviving besides her husband Gerald, is her daughter, Jennifer McCleese of Florida and one son, Jeremy of Saranac Lake; two grandchildren; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Reff of Florida; one brother-in-law, Steve Miranda of Rome, NY; nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Otis (Nick) Jr. and one sister Reneé Miranda.