July 20, 1941 - June 21, 2021
Sylvia M. (Swift) Briggs, 79, long time resident of Savoy, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, due to complications following emergency surgery. She was born in Florida, MA on July 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Nellie (Brown) Swift. Upon graduation from Drury High School in 1959, she completed radiology studies in Boston. Sylvia served as Postmaster in Drury, MA for more than a decade, until its closing in 1989. Soon after, she operated the Bear Swamp Visitor Center at the former New England Power Company and prior to retirement was employed in the Imaging and Medical Records departments at the former North Adams Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Florida Baptist Church and the Savoy Senior Citizens. Sylvia was a lifelong Red Sox fan, enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles, vacationing in Maine and traveling to spend time with family. She appreciated life in country and living in Savoy, where she and her husband established their home in 1964. Sylvia leaves behind her husband of nearly 60 years, Wesley H. Briggs, Jr., whom she married on October 1, 1961; her daughter, Karyn Stavaski and her husband Paul of Cheshire; a sister Cynthia Ryan of Florida; a brother Dean Swift and his wife Frances of Arizona and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was the gentle strength and driving force of her family. Though her most successful accomplishment was being an exceptional Mom. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family extends our deepest gratitude to Dr James Feeney and the CCU nurses at Berkshire Medical Center for providing extraordinary comfort and care during this difficult time. A memorial service for Sylvia Briggs will be held on Monday, June 28th at 12:00 Noon in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams. Burial will follow in the Florida Church Cemetery, Florida, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Derek Clark Educational Fund through the funeral home.
Sylvia M. (Swift) Briggs, 79, long time resident of Savoy, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, due to complications following emergency surgery. She was born in Florida, MA on July 20, 1941, a daughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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