WAPPINGERS FALLS – Erin Brooke Higgins, 42, a resident of Harriman since 2015, died on September 21, 2017 from injuries sustained in an accident while visiting the New Jersey shore. She previously lived in New Windsor and was raised in Wappingers Falls.

Erin was born in Greenwich, CT on March 17, 1975. She was a 1994 graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School then went on to Dutchess Community College, SUNY New Paltz, and Adelphi University where she received her Master’s Degree. Erin was employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Hudson Valley Mental Health, Inc. in Beacon. She had also worked at A Counseling Service in Monroe.

Erin is survived by her parents, Thomas and Betty (Sabourin) Higgins of Wappingers Falls; her sisters, Erica Higgins-Webster and her husband Robert of Guilderland and Melissa Higgins and her husband Rafael Cuello of New Windsor; her nephews, Nathaniel Webster, Samuel Webster, Noah Webster, Daniel Higgins, and Thomas “TJ” Higgins; her niece, Vanessa Higgins; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Erin enjoyed spending time with her nephews and niece, and loved being a “second” mom to them.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1 pm at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill.

Erin’s final selfless act was being an organ donor. Donations may be made in Erin’s memory to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc. Please visit Erin’s Book of