Paul J. Higgins, Jr., 75, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, died on June 8, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Higgins was a television repairman for Pawling Radio & TV in Pawling, NY and later a therapy aide at the Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY.

Born on December 3, 1943, in Hunter, NY, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Nettie (Dunham) Higgins. On March 22, 1976, in Sharon, CT, he married Carol M. Turner who survives at home. Mr. Higgins was a certified pilot and enjoyed flying his rotorcraft and taking aerial photos. He was also an avid fisherman and loved animals both big and small.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Higgins is survived by a niece, Valerie McTavish of Greenville, NY. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Flossie Multer.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538. To send the family an online condolence, please visit