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Donald E. Briggs

September 26, 1934 October 28, 2019
Donald E. Briggs
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Obituary for Donald E. Briggs

Donald Edward Briggs, age 85, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Norwood Hospital, surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late Walter S. and Grace E. (Anderson) Briggs.

Donald was born on September 26, 1934 in Providence, RI. He was a graduate of Dedham High School, Class of 1952 and the Massachusetts Trades Shop School, Class of 1961. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married his late wife Philomena Marie (Merlini) on January 7, 1956 at St. Mary’s Church in Dedham. He was a resident of Foxborough for the past 60 years and was a member of the Walpole Country Club.

Loving father of Cynthia M. Costa and her husband Michael of Denmark, ME, Donna J. Smith and her husband Ronald of Foxborough, Susan L. Elder and her husband Vincent of Bridgton, ME and Donald E. Briggs, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Attleboro. Devoted grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 4. Predeceased by siblings Frederick S. Briggs and Phyllis L. Everson.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 1 PM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To send an on-line condolence please visit the funeral home web site at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.


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