An Obituary: Maybelle Higgins DeBenedictis

November 29, 2022

Maybelle Higgins DeBenedictis, 97, died on Nov. 28, 2002. She was 97 years old. Maybelle, also known as Jayne, Bunty, and Odessa, lived in Mashpee, MA.

For several summers, she was an actress in summer stock theater. She met her husband, the late Robert Higgins, in a theater. They raised their family in Bedford. While living in Bedford, Jayne continued to act with the Bedford Community Players. She was also active in the Bedford Santa Claus program.

After Bob’s death, Jayne married childhood friend Rudy DeBenedictis.

A graveside service at Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

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