Donald George Briggs, formerly of Rutland and Concord, Vt., passed away on Feb. 14, 2019 at Birchwood Terrace on Starr Farm Road in Burlington, Vt.
Donnie was born in Concord, Vt., on Dec. 23, 1945, son to Charlena Elizabeth (Powell) and the late Wendell George Briggs. He was raised and educated in Concord, worked on farms in Barnet and Sheffield and later lived and worked in North Carolina and Rutland. He loved hunting and fishing and riding the roads around Concord when he came back to visit. Donnie enjoyed spending summers at the family camp at Miles Pond. He was an excellent cook and made absolutely the best chocolate fudge!
Donnie is survived by his mother: Charlena McDufford of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters: Shirley Briggs of Littleton, N.H., and Ruth Ann Briggs of Mooresville, N.C.; step-children: Jennifer Flanders and Elizabeth Briggs of Vermont; close friends: Jack and Bonnie Bowen of Rutland, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Wendell Briggs; a step-daughter, Sebrina Louise Briggs; his maternal grandparents: Grace and Clarence Powell; and his paternal grandparents: Avis Ruth and Trudell Briggs.
Burial will be in on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Concord Village Cemetery in Concord, Vt. Family and friends are invited to gather at the home of Shirley Briggs immediately following the service.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com.