Higgins, Leo Michael

Higgins, Leo Michael

Bar Harbor

Leo Michael Higgins died peacefully in his sleep on January 10. 2022. Leo was born August 17, 1946. He was the baby of his large Catholic family in Bar Harbor.

He attended Saint Edward’s school in Bar Harbor and later Bar Harbor High School. Leo joined the Army in the mid 60’s and headed to Vietnam where he worked as a medic. Leo worked at the post office for several years before joining the Maine Seacoast Mission where he worked for 22 years making deliveries to Cherryfield and maintaining the building and grounds. Leo was a bus driver for several years for the local schools, served on the Bar Harbor Town Council, a volunteer Fire Fighter when his brother “Butch” was the chief. He also worked at Carey’s variety on the side and took over some caretaking for his Father. He went out on his own with his caretaking and painting business and was known as the “House Doctor”. Leo formed many lasting friendships with his clients, and many others who he worked with. His work gave him a lot of joy and he did it up to the day he died.

He is survived by his sister Jessie Morris and husband Dale of Presque Isle, daughter Tasha Higgins and husband Paul Rozeff, Jai Higgins and wife Lynn. Thomas Allen, and his dog Piper. Leo also had several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Robert Higgins and mother Josephine (Kelley); siblings Terrance, Bob, Royal (Butch), Ellen, and Liston; son, Robert, and beloved German Shepard Zeppelin

In lieu of flowers please donate in Leo’s memory to The Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Ave. Manchester, Me. 04351, or the Maine’s Veteran’s Project, 207 Parkview Ave. Bangor, Me. 04401. Both organizations have online donations on their websites as well.

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

6 Condolences

  • Jennifer Mitchell Posted January 19, 2022 1:04 pm

    To Leo’s family~I have worked with Leo over the past 3 decades as a rental agent at properties he was the caretaker for. He was such a kind soul, always a smile and never grumpy. He certainly made my job easier over the years. I do remember with a smile the time he called me from the ambulance on the way to Bangor to let me know some small detail at a cottage :). That was Leo~always putting others first. He will be sorely missed.

  • Barbara Dillon Posted January 19, 2022 2:30 pm

    Leo was the nicest man and made me laugh every day on the bus, it was a long time ago but I always remembered he cared about the kids on the bus and always had a smile when you got on the bus and said goodbye when you jumped off the bus 🙂 .. After graduating I would see him during the summer outside Seacoast Mission and he always said hello and asked how my family and I were… Leo will be missed.
    Leo is gone way too soon!! My sincerest sympathies to his family.

  • Barbara cusumano Posted January 22, 2022 7:30 pm

    Leo worked on my property in Bar Harbor in the 90s. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met and not only that his work was superb. You know all these years I have never forgotten him. Rest in peace Leo you were one of a kind

  • Marie Bartsch Posted January 31, 2022 3:34 am

    I surely miss Leo. He was a good friend. No matter where he was or what he was ding, he always stoppe to say hello and chat. He was my “friend around town” along with his beloved dog Zeppelin who always greeted also. The sun does not shine as bright without him these days. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS, LEO!

  • Valerie Smith Posted November 4, 2022 10:01 am

    We stayed at the Sol’s Cliff House property for a week and he stopped by the house to make sure everything was up to snuff. He was such a kind and a lovely man. Thinking of those loved ones close to Leo.

  • Winston Shaw Posted August 17, 2023 11:17 am

    Leo was a real character who always displayed a smile and a warm How ya doing today. Some years ago he and I developed overlapping schedules at the Irving Station in Bar Harbor where we would each stop for gas and a snack at the end of our business days. I ran boat tours and Leo maintained people’s property. It was always good share a joke with him and many a time doing so was the highpoint of my day. He has been missed.

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