William H. Higgins rites CASTLETON — The funeral service for Bill Higgins, 71, who died Sunday, May 24, 2020, was held Sunday, May 31, at Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven. The Rev. Rob Noble, pastor of Castleton Federated Church, officiated. Words of remembrance were by Betty Bosma. Bearers were Andy McGrath, Tom Wiese, Larry Daigel and Don Amorosi. Burial followed in Mettawee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet. Military honors were provided by The State of Vermont National Guard Honor Guard, Castleton American Legion Crippen-Fellows Post #50 Color Guard and the Patriot Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763; or Fisher House Connecticut, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516.