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Cyril P. Higgins

March 3, 1942 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Cyril Higgins Obituary

Cyril P. Higgins, 81, of Bethlehem died Friday, January 12, 2024 at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.  Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late James P. and Helen T. (Barron) Higgins.  At the age of 17, he finished his education at The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, known as the Carmelites, where he became a Brother for 20 years, serving in Little Rock, AR and San Antonio, TX.   After leaving the Carmelites, he worked as a cashier at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV for several years.  After returning to Bethlehem, he was employed as a maintenance worker for the City of Bethlehem for 15 years prior to his retirement.  Cyril was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, Bethlehem.  Cyril enjoyed watching and discussing sports, especially horse racing and football. He enjoyed taking walks around Bethlehem, frequenting local pubs and shops. Cyril had a strong faith and saw the good in everyone, never hesitating to exclaim “You’re a good person”.

Survivors: Sister, Helen E. “Pumpkin” Tone and her husband William with whom he resided; brother, Michael Higgins and his wife Judy of Berlin, MD; brother-in-law, John Segata of Bethlehem; 2 nieces; 5 nephews; 4 great nieces; 9 great nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Honorine A. “Nonny” Segata.

Service: Funeral Mass 10:00AM Friday, January 26, 2024 at Incarnation of Our Lord Catholic Church, 617 Pierce St., Bethlehem.  A calling period will be held from 8:30AM to 9:30AM Friday, January 26, 2024 at Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill.

Interment Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Contributions: Memorials may be made in Cyril’s memory to Holy Infancy Catholic Church, 312 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.       

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Services

Calling Hour
Friday
January 26, 2024

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Cantelmi Funeral Home
1311 Broadway
Fountain Hill, PA

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 26, 2024

10:00 AM
Incarnation of Our Lord Parish
617 Pierce Street
Bethlehem, PA

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