Obituary of Clara Higgins
Clara Higgins, 100, died peacefully at her home in Somerset. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of Harry and Effie (Dibble) Wolferz. Clara grew up in South Bound Brook, before settling in Somerset to raise her family. She was a graduate of Bound Brook High School, and upon graduating, she worked as a secretary for the Bound Brook Chronicle. She was a lifelong member of the Bound Brook Reformed Church, serving as an elder and deacon. She was a member of the former Church Women United, and enjoyed quilting and cross stitch.
Clara was predeceased by her husband, Lester in 1988; her daughter Claudia O'Neal; granddaughter Brianna O'Neal Allen; and brother Clark Wolferz.
She is survived by her loving children Catherine Matier and husband Marc; Charles Higgins and wife Alice Siegel; and Claire Higgins; her grandchildren Devin and Corey; great grandchildren Zach, Preston, and Mathilda; two nephews and one niece.
Gathering with the family will be 9 to 11 AM, Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Hagan-Chamberlain Funeral Home, 225 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook, with a funeral service beginning at 11 AM. Burial at Bound Brook Cemetery will follow. Memorial donations in Clara's name may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St., Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 or at www.bcrf.org