Robert Briggs

Robert E Briggs

Tuesday, June 29th, 1948 - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Obituary

EAST BROOKFIELD/VENICE, FL - Robert E. Briggs Jr. , passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, after a long illness. He was the son of Robert and Marion (Magnusson) Briggs. He grew up in Worcester and also lived in East Brookfield and Plymouth, Mass. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife Nancy (Cronin) Briggs; daughters Kelley and her husband Geoffrey Blomquist, and Margaret Woodward; sons Timothy Briggs and his partner Jessica Rondon, and Michael Briggs and his wife Rachel (Woods); stepdaughters and their spouses Anne and Scott Gordon, and Kate and Greg Buhagiar; nine grandchildren: Emma and Ethan Blomquist; Dylan, Tillie and Sean Woodward; Kaileigh and Kyle Gordon; Leo and Laney Buhagiar. Bob will be missed by his siblings and their spouses Roy and Denise Briggs, Carol and Michael Cohen, David and Colleen Briggs, and Donald and Susan Briggs. Bob made connections wherever he went and leaves behind many loyal friends from wherever he lived, including childhood buddies from the Indian Hill area of Worcester. He also leaves his dear friend and former spouse, Patricia (Murphy) Briggs. Bob was predeceased by a son Patrick Briggs, a brother Warren Briggs, a sister Patricia Brandli and a son-in-law Shane Woodward. 

Bob was a proud Navy Veteran serving on the USS Saratoga CV-60. He graduated from Worcester Boys’ Trade High School where he was trained as an electrician, working most of his career for Ostrow Electric. He was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 96, the VFW and American Legion Post 40, where he served on the color guard. He was active in the East Brookfield community serving as the town’s electrical inspector, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, softball coach and league president, among other activities.   

Bob was a fun guy with a zest for life. As the oldest of seven children, he grew up to be confident, cool in a crisis and able to take on any challenge. It always seemed there was nothing that he could not do. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling, the great outdoors and was an avid fan of New England sports teams, especially the Patriots. Amongst friends, he was always the life of the party. Despite all his accomplishments, his family was his greatest pride and joy.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday,December 30,2019 from 10:30am-11:30am in Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield. The funeral will follow at 11:30am in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, East Brookfield. Donations in Bob’s honor can be made to Veteran’s Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - North BrookField
    Address
    44 Gilbert St
    NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA 01535
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - North BrookField
    Address
    44 Gilbert St
    NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA 01535
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  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    Rte 9
    EAST BROOKFIELD, MA 01515
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Dave

Posted at 01:27pm
Sorry to read of Bob’s passing, we knew Bob years ago when he & Patty were together.
May he Rest In Peace & the good Lord be with all his family in their loss of a great guy.

Diane & Dave Nussey. Spencer, Mass.
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Jon and Judy

Posted at 11:39am
You will be in our thoughts, and prayers forever.
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Posted at 12:20pm
We will remember your funny jokes, playing in the pool and taking walks. You will be missed! Love, Anne, Scott, Kaileigh, Kyle, Kate, Greg, Leo, Laney
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Posted at 12:12pm
You will be in my heart always. Sending you my love, Nancy
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James Cronin

Posted at 10:42am
Briggs family: I was sorry to read of Bobbys passing and send my sincere condolences. We were apprentices together in Local 96. My then wife and I bought a house just down from Bobs house so as apprentices working on the same job we would share rides. Even going to class 2 nites a week from 6-9 pm . My self, Ray B. , and Bob would stop at Goldstar Caffe after class for a couple of beers and watch Archie Bunker. The last I heard from him was when he was working in the water tunnels for MDC and living in Plymouth. We had some great times both at work and at partys. Time moved on but I have never forgotten the memories. We shared some good stories with Ray B. an x Marine; me an x Coast Guard; and Bobby x Navy!!!! Those were the days!!! Rest in Peace. Jim Cronin
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