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Richard John Briggs
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Obituary for Richard John Briggs

Richard John Briggs, 94, of Cromwell, CT, husband of the late Marilyn (Oltmans) Briggs, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Pilgrim Manor in Cromwell. Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Royal and Mollie (Hescock) Briggs.

Richard was a member of Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA and of Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, CT. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Burma Campaign during World War II as a radioman. Richard loved fixing things and could always be found in his own home improvements shop in the basement.

Richard is survived by his son, Robert N. Briggs of Boston, MA; a daughter, Sally E. Briggs of Exeter, CA; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Along with his wife and parents, Richard was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey A. Briggs and his brother, Robert W. Briggs.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery in Massachusetts at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421 or to Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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