Venita Briggs

Obituary of Venita E. Briggs

Formerly of Canton –

Graveside services for Venita E. Briggs, 89, formerly of Canton and Crary Mills, will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 11:00 AM in Crary Mills Cemetery.  Venita died, June 30, 2019 at St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena after a brief stay.

Venita was born January 7, 1930, in Potsdam a daughter to the late, Herbert J. & Marie (Boss) St. Dennis.  She attended Crary Mills Rural School and Canton High School.  

On July 7, 1948, she married the late, William Church Briggs in the St. Mary’s Rectory, Canton with Rev. Robert McCarthy as celebrant.

She is survived by her son Dennis William Briggs and wife Linda of Crary Mills; three grandchildren and a brother-in-law, “Jack” Lawrence.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Larry Herbert Briggs; and two sisters, Rita Lawrence and Esther Greenwood.

Venita enjoyed crocheting, gardening, fishing, bowling and playing cards.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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