It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Michael Roser Higgins on May 5, 2024. Born on Aug. 4, 1954 in Seaford he departed this world in the same town where he first saw the beauty of life, leaving behind a legacy of love, intelligence, and dedication.

He had a career as a counselor both in the Army and after in civilian life until joining the family business in the mid-1990s. Michael was a respected businessman, known for his leadership as the co-owner of Lord Bros. & Higgins. His professional achievements were complemented by his academic accomplishments, having earned a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Boston University. He infused his work with insight and care, which was deeply valued by those who worked with him.

A man of diverse interests, Michael was passionate about golf, genealogy, and playing the piano. These pastimes reflected the depth of his character – his love for tradition, history, and the arts. His enthusiasm for life’s simple pleasures was contagious, and he was often found sharing stories of his latest genealogical find or recounting an exceptional moment on the greens.

He leaves behind his cherished companion, Donna Hays of Seaford; his daughter, Christy Campbell of Lake Stevens, WA; daughter Jennifer Fin and her wife Aletheia of Philadelphia, Pa.; son Matthew Higgins and partner Jill Wooten of Georgia; his treasured grandchildren, Logan, Henry, and Georgia Campbell, and Kepler Fin; along with his sisters, Mary Jo Mankin (Mark), Marcia Scott, and Kathy Cooper (Gerry). His former spouse and mother of his children Mae Higgins also survives him.

Michael’s remarkable spirit and the memories he crafted with his family and friends will eternally remain in their hearts, as they continue to be inspired by the life he led with such passion and curiosity.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor be made to the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance by visiting

Please visit Michael’s Life Memorial at