Niagara Gazette


July 12, 2013

Edith A. Briggs

NIAGARA FALLS — Edith A. (nee Cowling) Briggs, 80, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls, NY, following a brief illness. Born on October 4, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Evelyn (Brydges) Cowling.

Mrs. Briggs was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. On June 25, 1960, Edith married George F. Briggs in Niagara Falls, NY. He predeceased her on April 10, 2004. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and spending time with her dog, Tiny.

Mrs. Briggs is survived by two children, George F. (Barbara Amantia) Briggs, Jr. and Cindy S. (Timothy) LaGamba, both of Niagara Falls, NY; two grandsons, Keith F. Briggs and Nicholas D. LaGamba, both of Niagara Falls, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Edith was predeceased by one daughter, Bonnie Briggs and two brothers, Thomas and Cecil Cowling.

The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007), where a funeral service will be held on Monday, July 15th at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Robert Bellingham officiating. Entombment will follow in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to a charity of one's choice.  

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