Eleanor S (Sherlock) Briggs

Born: Mon., Oct. 22, 1923
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jan. 04, 2013


11:15 AM Fri., Jan. 04, 2013

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Eleanor S. Briggs, age 89, of Naples FL, and formerly of Orange and Guilford, CT, beloved wife of the late Robert Briggs, passed peacefully into eternal rest with her family by her side on December 28th. Eleanor was born in New London, CT on October 22, 1923 to the late John and Mary Sherlock. Her greatest gift in life was a long beautiful love affair and marriage of over 50 years to her late husband Robert. Eleanor had a zest for life, enjoyed golf and was an avid bridge player. She was also a talented artist painting impressionistic water colors. Survivors include her son; David and wife Betty of Hamden, CT, grand daughter Rebecca and husband Dan, and great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Ruzzo of Cheshire, CT along with several neices and a nephew. Eleanor is pre-deceased by her son, John S. Briggs, daughter, Nancy E. Briggs and sister Joan Cannon. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM on Friday, January 4th DIRECTLY in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Hamden. Interment will follow in St John's Cemetery, Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor's memory to the charity of your choice.

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Jean Dockendorff Finch
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Dear Joan- I was saddened to read of the passing of Eleanor - You may recall she was one of my Bridesmaids at my wedding to Donald Finch. Bob was our best man. The Finches were good friends of your parents. I remember Mary Sherlock so fondly. I am sad because over all these years we stayed in touch but never were together. My husband, Don, died in 1994 and I have lived alone on Cape Cod. My sons, Brad and Steve, are in the next town which is comforting. My dearest love to you and your family. With such fond memories, Jean Finch.

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