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Blanche 'B' Higgins

Anson, Somerset County, Maine, USA
Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 81)
Elmira, Otsego County, Michigan, USA
Burial Elmira, Antrim County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100010525 · View Source
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Blanche "B" Higgins, 81, of Elmira, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Oct. 28, 2012.

Blanche was born in Anson, Maine, on March 11, 1931.

She was one of six children.

She spent her childhood and early adult life in New Vineyard, Maine.
She moved to Detroit to look for work, later moving to Northern Michigan to raise her children and was the co-owner of the Green River Store north of Mancelona.

She later built and ran her own restaurant, B's Family Cafe, in Elmira, at age 62.

Blanche is survived by her daughters, Judy Cubby, Terry Bailey and Beth Higgins; and her sons, Jay (Debra) Higgins, Chris Higgins and Kelly (Taeko) Higgins; as well as 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, and her life partner of 25 years, Joseph Nowak.

Services for Blanche are as follows: Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City; funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City, with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. There will be a short graveside service following the funeral at the Maple Hill Cemetery located a half mile east of U.S. 131 on M-32.

A reception will start at approximately 1 p.m. at the Elmira Township hall.

In lieu of flowers, people who desire to can bring a dish to pass, prior to 12:30 p.m. if possible, for a potluck luncheon, or contribute to a memorial fund in her name.

Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory are encouraged to do so online at




  • Created by: mourninglory
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100010525
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Blanche 'B' Higgins (11 Mar 1931–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100010525, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Elmira, Antrim County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by mourninglory (contributor 47048056) .