Celebrating the life of

Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada

Passed away on February 04, 2022

Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada

Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada passed away peacefully on February 4, 2022. 

Kathleen was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Maurice and Christine Higgins.  In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her sister Maureen Higgins and brother Donal Higgins.

Kathleen graduated from Bay Ridge High School.  She proudly worked on Wall Street in New York City before moving to Dallas, Texas where she met and then married Edwin Orzada in 1960.  The family moved to Savannah in 1968.  In Savannah, Kathleen was highly involved in her children’s education to include serving as a PTA President at Saint James Catholic School. She was also a long-time employee in the leadership offices of Armstrong State College.   

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edwin Orzada.  Kathleen is also survived by her children, Christine Hill and her husband Greg, James Orzada and his wife Donna, Michael Orzada and his wife Belinda, and Maureen McDonnell and her husband Robert and her grandchildren Emily Orzada, Kevin Orzada, Christine McDonnell and Clare McDonnell.  Kathleen is also survived by her sister Eileen Lauterborn and her brother Michael Higgins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Saint James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitefield Avenue.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Interment will follow in Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent to Saint James Catholic Church.




So sorry to read of Kathleen's death. May she rest in peace.

- Burch & Marie Bryant, SAVANNAH, GA

Christine, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in our thoughts.

- Randy & Debra Hendrix, St. Petersburg, Florida

Jimmy, Mike,, Christine, and family, Y'all are in my prayers.

- Pat Smith, Lake Mary, FL

Jimmy and Orzada family -- so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

- Shane Jackson/O'Neal Steel, Jacksonville, Fl

Kathleen was a wonderful person. I have very fond memories of conversations with her. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing and am praying for Ed and all her children at this time of immense grief.

- Martha Gray Konkle (Donna's Aunt), Chickamauga, Georgia

Prayers and deep peace for the entire Orzada and McDonnell families.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

Maureen, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have so many fond memories of our interactions with her during our high school days. She always made me feel welcome in your home. Know that I am thinking about you and your family as you go through this time of transition. Trina

- Trina Embrey, Savannah, GA

Christine and family: please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Mrs. Orzada. It seemed she was always a part of my life from St. James School to Armstrong. A kind woman who was both smart and funny, I always thought so highly of her. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's love give you comfort and peace.

- Josie Murphy, Savannah, Georgia

Christine and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

- Laura Taylor Owings, Grayson, GEORGIA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel