Published in the July 6, 2015 edition

Rosehigginsobit-webWAKEFIELD — Rose E. Higgins, 101, of Wakefield and formerly of Somerville, passed away July 2, at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Ann (Keena) Higgins. She was raised and educated in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School.

Rose worked for many years in Boston’s Garment District as a seamstress.

She is survived by her loving cousin, Edna Frye of Racine, Wisc.; her devoted friend and caregiver, Elaine Nocella of Newburyport; Elaine’s family: Benny Nocella, his children, Julie Zielinski of Newburyport and Brenda Fariole of Danvers and grandchildren, Michael Zielinski and Sofia Rose Fariole, Rose’s Godchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common St., Stoneham, Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield.