Ricky A. Higgins

Ricky A. Higgins

Portland, ME - Ricky Higgins, 64, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine passed away unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Ricky was born on February 6th, 1955 in Fort Fairfield, the son of Mary and John Higgins.  Ricky graduated from Fort Fairfield High School.  He spent many years working in Florida and the Boston area before settling in Old Orchard Beach.

Ricky was predeceased by his parents Mary and John Higgins, his brother Kenny and his sister Brenda.  Ricky is survived by his brothers, John, Gary, Andy, Kelly and sister Darlene.

He will always be remembered for his kind hearted soul and always being there with a helping hand.  He touched many lives in both Fort Fairfield and Old Orchard Beach and will be greatly missed.

An informal memorial gathering will be held at a date to be determined. 


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  • Beth Caron and Girls on

    I am wishing to send my condolences to Rick’s family and friends.

    I’ve known Rick for 5 years… And have seen him almost every day in those 5 years, as I live across the street from his home. I remember when I was with the realtor looking at my house before buying it, I saw Rick on his “perch” and thought… “ well, this is going to go one of two ways” by the look of Rick. And it went a wonderful way.

    Since meeting Rick, he would bring me found treasures. The first one was a game of Jenga. I already had that game so I brought it to work and watch my clients that are in a residential rehab play it daily. Through that small gesture he has touched so many. I told him about that once and be really got a kick out of that.

    I have a 3 1/2 daughter that Rick has known since birth. She had her moments of hesitation with him (or his beard) but he never failed to gently persist. As Oceana grew older, she wanted to know where Mr. Rick was if she didn’t see him that morning. If he was at “his” bus stop in front of our house (I think they put it there just for him), she would bang on the window to wave. This valentine’s day I did not get a valentine from her, but guess who did? Mr. Rick! And guess who showed up at our house with a box of chocolates for Oceana? You guessed it!

    I became a single mother soon after my youngest daughter turned 3 months old this January. Rick was there to help right away, no questions asked. That’s just the kind of man he was. I would hear Rick laugh a mile away. That’s how much joy echoed from his soul. I can still hear that laughter if I think about it. I wish there were more Ricks in this world. The Rick I know is a man of honest character and compassion. I am deeply saddened by his untimely passing. I find myself looking out the window for his light to be on; Looking out my back kitchen window to where he did so many projects and took so many breaks :) The whole neighborhood will miss Rick’s presence. He touched so many people.

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