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John Briggs

John Joseph Briggs

Friday December 7, 1945 - Saturday October 3, 2020
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Obituary

John J Briggs age 74 of Sewell, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday October 3rd, 2020 with his family by his side. Born in Philadelphia to the late John Briggs and Jean Gaughan, he served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from United Airlines after working for 38 years and more recently worked at AAA of North America for 5 years. In his spare time, John enjoyed music, golfing, reading, listening to Coast to Coast and was an avid sports fan. Most of all he loved his family and adored his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Sharon (Gray) Briggs, his son Brian Briggs and his wife Erin Briggs of Mantua Township., daughter Janine Farr and her husband Michael Farr of Washington Twp., devoted grandfather of Megan, Emily, Jordan, Jacob and Pete. He is survived by his brother Thomas and wife Jackie of Alabama, Robert and wife Suzanne of Delaware, sister Suzanne of West Deptford and brother James Briggs of West Deptford. John was predeceased by his sister Rosemary Brizuela of West Deptford.

Family and Friends may visit from 9 am to 10:30 am on Friday, October 9th, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday at Church of The Incarnation, 240 Main Street Mantua, NJ. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery in Monroe Township, NJ 08094. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.yourcpf.org. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday October 9, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Friday October 9, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday October 9, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday October 9, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church of the Incarnation
    Address
    240 Main Street
    Mantua, New Jersey 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Anthony Infanti
  • Interment

    Friday October 9, 2020 | 12:45pm
    When
    Friday October 9, 2020 12:45pm
    Location
    Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    240 S. Tuckahoe Road
    Monroe Township, NJ 08094
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Posted at 07:42pm
Johnny is smiling down on us from Heaven. We will miss him. His suffering is over. Love Sue Briggs, Shawn and Mike
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Posted at 05:02pm
With deepest sympathy, Your cousins Frannie, Betty, Lisa and Family
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Posted at 11:30am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. TRYG FARESTAD and FAMILY
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Posted at 11:13am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Briggs family. John and Karen Gaughan
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