Monsignor Laurence Higgins was born on September 3, 1928, and died on August 24, 2016.
He was the founder and Pastor Emeritus of the St. Lawrence Catholic parish of Tampa, Florida in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg.
He served as pastor from 1958 to 2007.
Higgins was a celebrated member of the Tampa Bay community, Higgins received the 1994 Outstanding Citizen of the Year award from the Tampa branch of the Civitan Club.
When he retired, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio proclaimed the week of June 21 to June 30, 2007 as “Higgin’s Days.
Then on April 1, 2007, Laurence Higgins announced his retirement as the pastor of the parish effective June 30, 2007, while remaining at the parish as pastor emeritus.
He died in Tampa, Florida.
Laurence Higgins passed away at 87 years old.