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George R. Briggs

September 8, 2021


George R. Briggs, 86, passed away on September 8, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Elaine M. (Pelletier) Briggs.


George was born in Taunton on May 2, 1935, and was the son of the late Howard and Mary (Marshall) Briggs.


George was a member of the Navy Reserves and a graduate of Northeastern University, earning his degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Briggs dedicated more than 35 years to Attleboro High school, where he taught Electronics for 20 years and then became the Co-op Work and Vocational Department Head. George was well known and respected by his students and fellow teachers, and enjoyed nothing more than making learning fun for all. He was known as a man who could build or fix anything he put his mind to, having built the very house he and his family called home for many years. George sang on the radio and in the choir as a boy, and later in life was a self-taught banjo player. He enjoyed traveling the country with his family in their camper and taking summer trips to the family cottage in West Island. George was a true family man. He cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren and always put the needs of others before himself.


Mr. Briggs is survived by his daughter, Kathleen D. Pacheco and her husband Edward of Fall River; sister, Patricia Fuller and her husband Robert of West Island; brother, Paul Briggs and his wife Barbara of N. Attleboro; grandchildren, Amanda, Adam, Aja, Alayna and Alexa; great-grandchildren, Giana, Holden, Liam and Meadow and many nieces and nephews.


He was the father of the late George Briggs Jr. and Cynthia McClusky; and brother of the late David Briggs.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 9-10:30am in the Foley-Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., Attleboro, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 71 Linden St., Attleboro. 


Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Attleboro.


Contributions in his memory may be made to the George R. Briggs Jr. Scholarship Fund.


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September 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Foley-Cook-Hathaway Funeral Home
126 South Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

Funeral Mass
September 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Church
71 Linden Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

September 16, 2021

Saint John Cemetery
165 West St.
Attleboro, MA 02703

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