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Official Obituary of: Paul J. “Pat” Briggs on March 20, 2022

Paul J. “Pat” Briggs on March 20, 2022

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Paul Joseph “Pat” Briggs, 85, of North Attleboro passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Life Care Center of Attleboro.  He was the loving husband of Barbara (Bowlin) Briggs for the past 63 years.

Born November 6, 1936 in Taunton, he was a son of the late Howard and Mary (Marshall) Briggs Wood.

Pat grew up in the Lonicut area of Attleboro and was a 1956 graduate of Bristol Agricultural School in Rehoboth.  He started his family business in Attleboro Falls in 1960 and moved to North Attleboro in 1962. Pat was proud to be a resident of North Attleboro and was an active member of the community. 

He owned and operated Briggs Nursery on Kelley Boulevard in North Attleboro for 62 years.  Pat loved spending time with his family and caring for his animals, especially his pig Stinky. He enjoyed traveling south with Barbara to escape the cold winters in Massachusetts. He was president of the former Kiwanis Club in North Attleboro, member of the Town Forest Committee and Family Motor Coach Association in addition to many others.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children: Paul, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou; Gary and his wife Niina; Karen Stonis and her husband Paul; David and his wife Marianne; Cheryl Briggs Street and her companion Jim Hanlon; and Julie Bryan and her husband DJ, all of North Attleboro.

He is survived by his sister Patricia (Wood) Fuller and her husband Robert of Fairhaven.  He was also the brother of the late George and David Briggs.

Loving Poppa to his 15 grandchildren Paul III, Taylor, Sean, Evan, Annika, Danielle, Valerie, Douglas, Nicole, Corben, Bailee, Brooke, Samantha, Zach and Sydney and his four great-grandchildren Jared, Jack, Finley and Forrest. Caring uncle to many nieces and nephews whom he cherished greatly.

At the request of the family, services will be private.  All are welcome to pay their respects at Pat’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 26 any time between 2-6 at Lakeview Pavilion, 45 Lakeview Road, Foxboro, MA 02035. 

In lieu of flowers, Pat’s family requests donations be made to either Lenore’s Pantry or the North Attleboro Animal shelter both at 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

To sign an online guestbook for Pat, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

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  • Barbara, I just saw this and I was sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family. 

  • Gary and all the Briggs family – so so sorry to hear about your loss. Our sincerest condolences . 

  • Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your father, Paul Briggs.
    I loved the nursery and still visit when I get back to Massachusetts.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Briggs family. I have fond memories of Mr. Briggs putting Cheryl & I to work planting seeds into pots at the nursery. Without him to catch up with, lunch at the deli will be a sad reminder of the loss of a great man. 
    Most sincerely,
    Andrea & David Downey

  • Barbara and Family – please accept our  condolences . Think of you all at this time. 
     Elsie and Robert Skinner 

  • Dear Barbara and Family, I was so sorry to read about Pat’s death.  He was a well known figure about town and always a generous and friendly person to all.  We all extend our sympathy and enjoyed  times spent together in our earlier lives. Lenore, Tom and Lauren Tullie

  • Dear Briggs Family.

    Mr. Briggs was a wonderful person and Gail and I were deeply saddened to learn of his passing this past Sunday.  We have known him for almost 30 years when we moved to the area and he was always the pleasant person to spend time with in conversation.  Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to the wonderful employees at Briggs Nursery who I know will miss his presence.

    Our love to you all.

    Larry & Gail Reed

  • Barbara and family.  John and I were saddened to hear of Pat’s passing.  We think of you often and always enjoyed our visits north when we would stop at your place.  

    John and Beryl Butler

  • So very sorry for the loss of your dad, grandfather, husband, brother, friend. Mr. Briggs had a big impact in my life, such a fun loving man. I remember all the fun we used to have at their house in high school, he always made us laugh. RIP Mr. Briggs you will be missed by many.
     

     

     

  • I’m happy to have called Paul my friend. We both graduated from Bristol County Agricultural School in 1955. I admire him for his hard work and ambition that resulted in Briggs Nursery, the best garden center in this part of the world. When we needed landscaping skills we called on “Pat”. He transformed our property! Nancy and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Barbara and his family. —Lin Johnson

  • Dear Friends. 
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. 
    North Attleboro has lost a staple of the community. 
    Rest In Peace Pat. 
    A job well done. 
    Skip & Karen Tetreault 

  • So very sorry to the entire Briggs family. My thoughts and prayers are with through this most difficult time

  • So very sorry to hear about Mr. Briggs ??♥️ He was such a bright light and left a beautiful legacy. The entire Briggs family and friends have my deepest condolences ?. May he Rest In Eternal Peace. 

  • To Barbara and the Briggs Family,
    We want to say how sorry we were to hear of Pat’s passing.  Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time, he was the patriarch of a wonderful family and may you find strength from each other and in your memories of him. 
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lynne and Al Poskus

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  1. To Barbara and the Briggs Family,
    We want to say how sorry we were to hear of Pat’s passing.  Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time, he was the patriarch of a wonderful family and may you find strength from each other and in your memories of him. 
    With deepest sympathy,
    Lynne and Al Poskus

  2. So very sorry to hear about Mr. Briggs ??♥️ He was such a bright light and left a beautiful legacy. The entire Briggs family and friends have my deepest condolences ?. May he Rest In Eternal Peace. 

  3. So very sorry to the entire Briggs family. My thoughts and prayers are with through this most difficult time

  4. Dear Friends. 
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. 
    North Attleboro has lost a staple of the community. 
    Rest In Peace Pat. 
    A job well done. 
    Skip & Karen Tetreault 

  5. I’m happy to have called Paul my friend. We both graduated from Bristol County Agricultural School in 1955. I admire him for his hard work and ambition that resulted in Briggs Nursery, the best garden center in this part of the world. When we needed landscaping skills we called on “Pat”. He transformed our property! Nancy and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Barbara and his family. —Lin Johnson

  6. So very sorry for the loss of your dad, grandfather, husband, brother, friend. Mr. Briggs had a big impact in my life, such a fun loving man. I remember all the fun we used to have at their house in high school, he always made us laugh. RIP Mr. Briggs you will be missed by many.
     

     

     

  7. Barbara and family.  John and I were saddened to hear of Pat’s passing.  We think of you often and always enjoyed our visits north when we would stop at your place.  

    John and Beryl Butler

  8. Dear Briggs Family.

    Mr. Briggs was a wonderful person and Gail and I were deeply saddened to learn of his passing this past Sunday.  We have known him for almost 30 years when we moved to the area and he was always the pleasant person to spend time with in conversation.  Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to the wonderful employees at Briggs Nursery who I know will miss his presence.

    Our love to you all.

    Larry & Gail Reed

  9. Dear Barbara and Family, I was so sorry to read about Pat’s death.  He was a well known figure about town and always a generous and friendly person to all.  We all extend our sympathy and enjoyed  times spent together in our earlier lives. Lenore, Tom and Lauren Tullie

  10. Barbara and Family – please accept our  condolences . Think of you all at this time. 
     Elsie and Robert Skinner 

  11. Our deepest condolences to the Briggs family. I have fond memories of Mr. Briggs putting Cheryl & I to work planting seeds into pots at the nursery. Without him to catch up with, lunch at the deli will be a sad reminder of the loss of a great man. 
    Most sincerely,
    Andrea & David Downey

  12. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your father, Paul Briggs.
    I loved the nursery and still visit when I get back to Massachusetts.

  13. Gary and all the Briggs family – so so sorry to hear about your loss. Our sincerest condolences . 

  14. Barbara, I just saw this and I was sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family. 

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