Robert Lowell Higgins


Rob, 56, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at an Ellsworth hospital, surrounded by loved ones, from complications of COVID-19.

Rob was born on Dec. 1, 1965, in Bar Harbor to Edith R. Stanwood and Phillip Jordan.

He was adopted and raised during childhood years by Leo M. Higgins of Bar Harbor.

He graduated from MDI High School in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army, 39th Engineering Battalion, Fort Devens, Mass. After the military, Rob worked as a delivery driver, lobsterman and during later years as truck driver for a few local MDI construction companies. He made many friends wherever he went. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He enjoyed the outdoors while hiking with Valedah, hunting and fishing year-round with his brother and buddies. He fished bass tournaments statewide.

Rob is survived by his daughter Valedah and her mother, Elizabeth Higgins, of Ellsworth; his mother, Edith Stanwood, of Southwest Harbor; brother Jai Higgins and wife, Lynn, sister Tasha Higgins and husband, Paul Rozeff, of Bar Harbor; uncle Robert Stanwood of Hancock; aunt Kathlyn O’Brien of Augusta; adopted father Leo M. Higgins of Bar Harbor; special friend Jill Bemis of Levant; nieces Grace and Kylie Higgins and Valentina Rozeff; nephews Quincy Rozeff and Tristan Higgins; several cousins and dog Reba. All the dogs in his life were special to him.

A celebration of Rob’s life will be held later in the spring. Donations can be made on a Go Fund Me to benefit his daughter or to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605.


Know when to pay your respects.