LEICESTER: Margaret H. "Peg" (O'Neil) Higgins Partenheimer, 84, of Gleason Way, Leicester died Friday, Nov. 30 in Notre Dame Long term Care Center.
Her husband Paul E. "Pep" Partenheimer died in 2017. She leaves a son James C. Higgins and his wife Stephanie of Oxford, three daughters; Lynn M. Morley and her husband John of Alpharetta, GA, Elizabeth A. Saunders and her husband Steven of Spencer and Ann Marie Keane and her husband Francis of Holden, a sister Elizabeth Larson of Leicester, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband 1st Lt. James A. Higgins, a son Michael T. Higgins, three brothers; Rev. Leo O'Neil, Daniel O'Neil and James O'Neil and a sister Mary O'Neil.
Peg was born in Worcester, daughter of Leo and Margaret (Mulvey) O'Neil. She graduated from St. Peter's High School and St. Vincent's School of Nursing. She was a RN at St. Vincent Hospital and Oakwood Convalescent Home in Webster for many years before retiring. She enjoyed tole painting, crocheting, knitting and hosting family gatherings. She was happiest when she was with her entire family at the beach on Cape Cod. The family would like to thank Notre Dame Du Lac, LTCC staff and hospice for their compassion and care.
A Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 AM in MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main Street, Leicester. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Leicester. Calling hours are Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of MA/NH, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.