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Mary J. (Smith) Briggs

May 21, 1934 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 82)

THREE MILE BAY, NY- Mary J. Briggs, 82, of Three Mile Bay passed away on Thursday March 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by friends and family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont.

Mary J. Briggs was born on May 21, 1934 in Watertown, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Leavery) Smith.  She was a 1951 graduate of Watertown High School.  On December 20, 1986 she married Joseph J. Briggs, who passed away on December 30, 2015. Among many jobs her favorite was being a telephone operator at Bell Telephone Company.

She enjoyed knitting, reading, yard sales, working the election poles and visiting with friends.

She is survived by her children Diane (Mike) Cross of Redbud IL, Robert Gannon of Ohio, Barbara (Ted) Gannon-Davie of Ohio and Michelle (Antone) Auske of Ohio; stepson, Joseph Jay Briggs of Evans Mills. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Anthony and Bobby Auske, Danny and David Price, Robert and Michael Gannon; many great grandchildren; nieces Sue and Sara; and her BFF, Miranda Collins.

Along with her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by a brother, Robert Smith.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Three Mile Bay Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service 8581 NYS 12 E Three Mile Bay, NY 13693 or to Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY, 13601.

Online condolences may be made to www.clevelandfuneralhomeinc.com.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Three Mile Bay Volunteer Fire Department
8581 State Route 12e, Three Mile Bay NY 13693

Hospice of Jefferson County
1388 Gotham Street, Watertown NY 13601

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