Kenneth Briggs, 85

Mar 22, 2018

Kenneth H. Briggs, 85, of Wareham, formerly of Marion died March 20 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary E. (Potter) Briggs.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Martha (Erickson) Briggs. A journeyman electrician, Mr. Briggs worked for Massachusetts General Hospital, Algonquin Gas Company, and Tabor Academy.

Mr. Briggs was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict from 1952 to 1955. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Briggs; his daughter, Amy Shaw and her husband Mark of Rochester; three sons, Eric Briggs of Marion, Scott Briggs and his wife Linda of Denmark, Maine, and Chris Briggs and his wife Tina of Toland, Connecticut; his sister, Sandra Reinhold and her husband Richard of Franconia, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at noon. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Interment will be in Old Landing Cemetery, Marion.

Donations in his memory may be made to Sippican Healthcare Center, (specify resident’s fund in the memo field), 15 Mill St., Marion, MA 02738. For directions and online guestbook visit: