James Briggs

Obituary of James Briggs

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Alton - It is with great sadness that the family of James Briggs announce his passing.  James, 68, a loving father of two and grandfather of three, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2022 with family by his side.


James was born the son of Don (Pete) Briggs and Alice Miller (short) on August 14, 1953, in Sodus NY.  He graduated from Sodus Central High School.  He was a very hard worker his entire life, at times working three jobs.  He was committed to a lifelong career at Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra, NY where he later retired.  After Jim retired, he continued to have more energy than anyone we knew and continued his hard work by dedicating most of his time helping others.  No matter if you called him Jim, Jimmy, Briggzy, or Papadad, you knew he was a Jack of all trades and would accomplish task many of us thought to be impossible.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Jim was a long-time honorary member of the Alton Fire Department and recently marched with the Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps.  He was a good friend to so many people.  You could always count on him for a good laugh and was the life of any party.  He'd always be the first person on the dance floor and the last to leave.

Jim loved unconditionally, he was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend who will be remembered by his son James Briggs II and daughter Lisa Briggs, grand children Anthony Wilferth, Sherisse Briggs and Liberty Grady, siblings John Briggs, Shelly Enos, and Beverly McCarthy, among many other friends and family members who all held a special place in his heart.

James is now reunited with his father Don Briggs, mother Alice Miller, and siblings Don Briggs Jr, Dave Miller Jr, Mary Stock and Jean Briggs.


Join us for calling hours at Norton Funeral Home, 45 W Main St, Sodus NY on March 19, 2022 from 2 PM - 4 PM. Please consider a memorial donation made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (L.C.R.F.) which can be made online by visiting https://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/?form=donate. Celebration of life will be held at the Alton Fire Department and dates will be posted to social media and in The Times this spring/summer.

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Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Norton Funeral Home - Sodus
45 W Main Street
Sodus, New York, United States
(315) 483 9951
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