Obituary of Barbara A. (Johnson) Higgins



Barbara A. Johnson Higgins, 72, of Great Barrington passed away Wednesday October 20, at BMC in Pittsfield. Born on September 11, 1949 in Fall River MA., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Eleanor Mosley Johnson. A longtime resident of Great Barrington she was educated in Fall River and was a 1967 graduate of Mt. Everett Regional High School She studied nursing at Berkshire Community College and worked as a home health aide for the VNA. She was predeceased by her brothers Elmer and Lawrence. She leaves her husband of 53 years Edward Higgins and their three sons: Randall and his wife Melissa of Housatonic, Daniel of Great Barrington and Jason and his wife Jaime of New Marlborough.

Barbara was the proud grandmother of four granddaughters: Stephanie, Hailey, Evi and Josephine and six grandsons: Ryan, Jack, Ty, Mark, Cal and Benjamin. She lived to love many animal companions including Beau, Pye, Charlie, Willie, Jesse, Tate and Buddy. Barbara was known for her infectious laugh, her generosity, and her caring nature, She filled her home with warmth and laughter and it became the source of comfort( and chocolate chip cookies!) for all that knew her. She had a passion for travel and enjoyed filled trips to Saratoga. She will be missed by all.


Funeral services for Barbara A. Johnson Higgins, who died October 20, will be held on Saturday October 23,at 10:00 AM in St Peter’s Church with the Reverend William P. Murphy pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St Peter Cemetery. Family will receive friends at a calling hour at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home from 8:30-9:30AM preceeding the funeral. In lieu of flowers family requests that expressions of sympathy in Barbara’s memory may be made to Berkshire Humane Society or to the Parkinsons Foundation in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street Great Barrington,MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through


6 Responses to Obituary of Barbara A. (Johnson) Higgins

  1. The last time I saw Barbara was at the Saratoga Casino. She was sitting at a slot machine. I always enjoyed seeing her. She was always happy and smiled.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a great girl and will be greatly missed.

    My best to each of her family especially you, Ed…

    Barbara Ely-Bizzi

  2. IBarbara, I already miss you,so much,you called me a few weeks ago,to make sure I was okay,and I was worried about you.Now you are in heaven,so I know you are okay,you are with God.I would much rather have you here.I can’t be selfish,now,your pain is over,you don’t hurt anymore.That’s a good thing, I know. Tell my heart,that. You loved you grandbabies like crazy,you will miss them,and you will miss your fur babies. Watch over all of us,who loved you,so much,keep us safe,and one day,we will all meet again.I love you,Barbara Higgins.

  3. Barbara was a wonderful and caring person. We were lucky to have her as a caregiver for my mom. I know she loved her family and her pets very much. May she rest in peace.

  4. Ed and family, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of Barbara. We will miss her…

  5. I was friends with Barb since high school She always had the perfect flip in her beautiful blonde! hair! We used to FaceTime and I will miss that. We were “ good “ girls but we had a lot of laughs! She loved her kids and grandkids and will really be missed. Love ❤️ you Barb and God Bless now you’ll have no pain

  6. We were friends since high school! Barb always had her beautiful blonde hair in the perfect flip! We were “good “ girls but we had our fun and a lot of laughs! We’ve kept in touch with FaceTime and she loved her kids and grandkids she will be missed❤️

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