BRIGGS WALTER OWEN III 77, loving husband, father and brother passed away peacefully Saturday, November 24 in the company of his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gwen Briggs; his eight children and their spouses, Walter IV (Andrea), Lois (Terry Swartzell), Laura (Jon Knowles), Harvey (Lisa), Grace, Charles (Lynn), Christopher (Carlin) and Philip (Heide); 22 grandchildren and his brothers Basil M. "Mickey" Briggs and James R. Briggs. Services at St. Paul's on the Green Episcopal Church, Norwalk, 1 p.m., December 8. Donations may be made to Seabury Academy of Music & the Arts, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851 or Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County (childguidancemfct.org). Share a memory: hoytcognettafuneralhome.com.
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Walter was a great man, father, father-in-law to my sister Andrea, and grandfather to many children in the Briggs family. He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Briggs family at this difficult time.
I especally enjoyed your Dad when I visited Connecticut four years on Thanksgiving with Walter and Andrea. I got a chance to know him better.
Gwen and family- all our deepest sympathy, love and prayers for you and Walter. We have so many good memories of Walter. He will be greatly missed. We love you all xo sandy and walter