Obituary: Zena B. Higgins


MEDUSA – Zena B. Higgins, 58, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at St. Peter’s Hospital.

She was born in Catskill on July 25, 1963, to the late Gordon and Ruth Waldron Shaver. She was raised in Westerlo and graduated from Greenville Central School. After marrying Anthony P. Higgins, they moved to Florida in 1986. In 2002, they moved to their current home in Medusa.

Zena worked at Greenville Central School until 2014, and was currently working as a service writer for Greenville Saw Service. She also worked at Zoom Flume in the summers. Zena enjoyed riding motorcycles, being with her family, spending good times with her friends, and loved her pets and animals. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Blaine Shaver.

Zena is survived by her beloved husband, Anthony P. Higgins; her children, Dominick (Brittany) and Mackenzie (fiancé, Nicholas) Higgins; her grandchild, River Higgins; her siblings, Kayette (George) Ferraioli, Doyle (Melony) Shaver, and Marla Shaver; and many nieces and nephews.

Zena has been privately cremated. Calling hours were held on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a humane society of one’s choice. Condolences can be posted at

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