Arnold Lee Briggs - age: 88
(May 12, 1931 to August 26, 2019
Mars Hill, Maine
Services in Saco will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 10 am on Saturday September 7th with Rev. Dave Delzell to officiate, with a reception following. Burial will be held in Presque Isle at the Fairmount Cemetery on September 14th at 10 am in the Military Section. All are welcome, Rev. Kevin Kinsey to officiate. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco are entrusted with his services.
Gifts in his memory can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St, Saco Maine 04072.
Providing Services to our Veterans for their Sacrifice and Duty.
ARNOLD LEE BRIGGS, resident of Biddeford Maine, formerly Presque Isle and Mars Hill. Passed on August 26, 2019 at Gosnell Hospice, Scarborough Maine.
He was born May 12 1931, in Mars Hill Maine, the son of Ralph Alton Briggs and Eva Mae Hersom.
He graduated from ACI in Mars Hill Maine 1949, joined the Air Force in 1950 and served until 1955 during the Korean Conflict, but Arnold served in North Africa (Libya). While there, he actually ran into other Airmen from the County and they struck up great friendships. He was Honorably discharged April 10th 1955.
He worked in Washington D.C upon his return to the States for a period of time before becoming ill and had to return home to Mars Hill. In 1961, he married Winnie Buzzell and they had one son Jason.
He worked at Winnie’s Dairy Bar and helped build the one that is standing now with Dalton Scovil. He then went to work for Maine Potato Growers for several years, then to EC Jordan Engineering Company until they closed their Presque Isle Office. He went to work for his childhood friend, Dalton Scovil and became his apartment manager in Presque Isle for many years.
Later in life, he lived in the Saco/Biddeford area with his son.
He leaves behind one son Jason Briggs of Biddeford along with his partner Monique Carrington, who Arnold had grown to love a great deal, and Arnold's only grandchild Brooke Briggs that he just adored.
He was predeceased by Brothers Alton Briggs and Yale Briggs. He leaves behind a sister Helen Donahue from Easton, a niece Joanne Briggs, a nephew Ralph Donahue as well as several great and great/great nieces and nephews, whom he also cherished.
He also leaves behind a long time companion Shirley Dawson, who he mentioned and prayed for daily. Shirley's family: Hamp, Stacey, Norma, Frank, Holly, Tim, Hayden, Hadley - he thought very highly of each and everyone of them.
Jason would like to thank the Staff at the Gosnell House in Scarborough, they were amazing! They not only took care of my Father, but they helped take care of me.