PRESQUE ISLE – Maurice Keith Higgins, 77, passed away peacefully Dec. 26, 2006, with his family beside him, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Presque Isle, the son of Ernest Vivian and Lucy (Kennerson) Higgins. After graduating from Presque Isle High School in 1948, he attended the Aroostook School of Commerce, from which he received an associate’s degree in accounting in 1950. He then served in the U.S. Army, in Germany, from 1951 to 1953. Upon returning to Presque Isle, he worked at Maine Public Service, in the stores department, from 1953 to 1955. From 1955 until his retirement in 1986, he worked at the U.S. Post Office, Presque Isle. After a year of retirement, he worked part-time as a mail clerk at Key Bank, Presque Isle, from 1987 to 1995. He was a life member of the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars, Hayward-Frazier Post No. 2599 and the American Legion, Ray Goding Post No. 88, where he was a past commander. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus No. 2524, 3rd degree and the Knights of Columbus No. 0363, 4th degree. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Mary Jane (Plourde) of Presque Isle; two daughters, Anne Francois and husband, James, of South Portland and Kathy Higgins of Presque Isle; a son, Michael Higgins of Cambridge, Mass.; a sister, Connie Parker of Presque Isle; a granddaughter, Christa-Jane Francois, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two half-brothers, J. Reginald Higgins and Dana Higgins; and a half-sister, Pauline Burnett. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Hospice of Aroostook. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Presque Isle, with Fr. David Raymond, celebrant. There will be a spring interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Social Action, P.O. Box 813, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements by Duncan-Graves Funeral Home.