Owen Higney, 87, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at home in Kearny, NJ.
The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Saturday November 12 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Friday, November 11 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Born in Croy, Scotland, a village in North Lanarkshire, Owen left school at age 15 and began to work in the Croy Coalmines. In 1958 he immigrated to Canada and lived there for five years before moving to Kearny in 1963.
Mr. Higney was a Steamfitter for Enterprise Association of Steamfitters, Local 638 in Yonkers, NY for over 50 years before his retirement.
Owen was a member of the Irish American Club and The Scots-American Athletic Club both of Kearny as well as one of the founding members of the Kearny CSC – The Mother Club in 1963. Owen was a Celtic Supporter through and through who played a big part in bringing the Celtic Boy’s Football Club to Kearny to play against local teams, each summer, for 10 years.
He is survived by his children, Peter Higney, Esther Jewart (Timothy), Mary Evanchick (Mark) and four grandchildren, Jessica Higney (Ryan), Ryan Jewart (Jacqueline), Madelyn Evanchick and Jaiden Higney and one great-grandchild, MacKenzie Mae Jewart. Many cousins from Croy, Scotland. Loving sister in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Owen will be missed by Marley, his beloved Bull Dog, who ensured ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
Owen was predeceased by his wife, Sarah (Mitchell) Higney, one son, William Higney, one brother Peter Higney and three sisters, Sr. Mary Higney RNDM (Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions), Helena, and Patricia.