HORNELL – Shirley J. Briggs, 86, passed away on Monday (August 22, 2022) at St. James Hospital,
following a brief illness.
Mrs. Briggs was born on May 2, 1936 in Andover to Roscoe N. and Reda M. (Feenaughty) Tidd. On December 12, 1953 on Rochambeau Avenue in Andover, she married Paul L. Briggs, who survives.
Shirley worked as a waitress at Ernie Ida and Brunswick’s in Wellsville. Later, Shirley worked at the Cuba Cookie Factory from 1996 to 2002.
Along with her husband, Shirley is survived by a daughter, Sheila M. Corn of Gettysburg, Pa; four sons Gary L. (Cheryl) Briggs of Andover, Jeffery E. (Karen) of North Carolina, Wayne Briggs of Gettysburg, Pa., and Terry (Connie) Briggs of Wellsville; a sister, Beatrice Allen of Andover; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Briggs and a son-in-law, Roger M. Corn.
Shirley enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and crocheting. She had a fondness for sewing quilts and loved to give them away to her family.
There will be a graveside ceremony on Wednesday (August 24) at 2:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Christian Mattison of the Andover Presbyterian Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.