CALAIS – Margaret C. Higgins, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. Margaret was born June 10, 1922, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Church) Frye. She graduated from Calais Academy, Class of 1939, and Normal School, Machias, Class of 1942. Margaret taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Brighton, and worked at Portland Shipyard before returning to Calais, where she worked at Ware Knitters for more than 25 years. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, especially Atlanta Braves baseball, and having friends and family in for coffee and conversation. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Ellery Higgins. Surviving are her four children, Peter Higgins and his wife, Norma, of Calais, Patricia Lowell of Phoenix, Kathleen Copp and her husband, Charles, of Westbrook, and Joanne Middlemiss of Phoenix; four grandchildren, Geoffrey Lowell, Natalie and Jason Copp, and Megan Higgins; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A special thanks goes to the staff and residents at Washington Place, Calais, where Margaret lived for the last four years. Per Margaret’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours or services. Margaret and Ellery will be laid to rest together at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Washington Place Activity Fund, 40 Palmer St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Homes, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at