“Ted” Briggs (Randall Frank Briggs Jr.), age 84, born December 13, 1929, died peacefully at home on Thursday morning after a short illness. He worked for himself for many years as a Master Plumber and Heating specialist, then later on went to work for Ashley-Swift, J.H. Winslow, H.M.Tuttle and N.E. Air Systems; at different times, in that same capacity.
Prior to that, he spent seven years in the USAF during the Korean War, as a sergeant; putting out planes that would crash land at the base as a firefighter. He was stationed in Bermuda. Later on, during the 50’s and early 60’s, he competed in and placed forst to fourth in many motorcycle endures, and took first place at a 250 miles AMA National event in Columbus, OH (The Little Burr Run) in 1960 in his division. He also raced in dirt track “scrambles” (today called motorcross). Ted was also an avid turkey hunter.
He leaves behind a brother, Harry and wife Nancy of Pownal, and a sister, Barbara of Bennington. Three sons, Mark and wife Debby of NH, Kevin and wife Susie of Bennington, and Danny of Bennington. Nine grandchildren, Nick, Laura, Tyler, Trever, Rachelle, Tiffany, Ted, Shawn, and Jeffrey. Seven great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Rhyse, Brody, Ian, Corbin, Bryson, and Genevieve who will all miss him. Ted was predeceased by a brother and three sisters, Lewie Briggs, Marlene Stratton, Janet Burdick and Patricia Morgan. The family invites all to say goodbye.
The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Should friends desire memorial contributions in Ted Brigg’s memory may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.