Elizabeth M. Higgins

Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Higgins, 82, of Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at her home with her loved ones by her side.

Mrs. Higgins was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Lyon Mountain. She is the daughter of Joseph “Lee” and the late Beatrice “Bea” (Garno) Gregory.

Liz worked at Keene Valley Hospital and was a caregiver right up until her illness.

Liz is survived by two daughters: Meredith Demdrosky of Keene and Geraldine “Gerry” Higgins and her companion Greg Jacques of Lake Placid; two brothers: Lowe Gregory and his wife Joan of Keene and Leonard Gregory of Farmington, Conn.; four sisters: Lucile Spanilo of Westbrook, Conn., Frances Placenia and her husband Ralph of Atkins, Va., Melissa Wells and her husband Kent of Keene and Teresa Simoneau and her husband Robert of Londonderry, N.H.; two grandchildren: Natalie Buysse and her husband Michael of Keene Valley and Natasha Dembrosky and her companion Matthew Pittman of Lake Placid; two great-grandchildren: Hunter Buysse of Keene Valley

and Haylie Buysse of Keene Valley; several nieces and nephews; and her chocolate Lab, Maddie, of Lake Placid.

She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Higgins, her parents, Joseph and Beatrice Gregory and a brother Edward Gregory.

There are no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Relatives and friends are invited to “light a candle” and share a memory for the family of Elizabeth “Liz” Higgins at

The M.B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, or High Peaks Hospice in her memory.