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“Just hearing the news of your mother's passing. I was so fond of your Mom and have such great memories of sitting out on the front porch with her...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Ann Petrus Baker - Evanston, IL

“To Trish, David and all the Briggs, Here's one fond memory I have of your parents: I went along to St. Ignatius to see Guys and Dolls with your...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Vivolo Bradley - South Bend, IN

“Dave, Please accept my sincere sympathy. I hope through shared family memories and photographs you are able ease the sadness of your loss. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Nora McNamara - Fairview Park, OH

“Billy, So sorry you lost your mom. I know she had a good life & loved her family. May God bless. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Ray Moltz - Blowing Rock, NC

“Dear Trish,How sorry we were to hear of your mom's passing. I know how close you were to her. She was so elegant, and classy. Think about the...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Julia Thompson

“David, Your mother is now at peace and with your dad. You did a yeoman job with your parents, you can be very proud of all you did with and for...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear David,Sending much sympathy to you on the loss of your mom. You have been a wonderful son and and may you now feel peace that your mom is...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Bettina Nugent - Naples, FL

“David: My sympathy to you and your family. May your mom rest in peace. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: John DeJohn - Concord, OH

“David and family Sorry about the passing of your mother. Now she is with your Dad. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Brian MC Carthy - Cleveland, OH

“Dear Briggs Family,Sending my sympathy to you all on the loss of your dear mother. I am Teddy's youngest daughter and I live in the Chicago area now....Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Lynda Shadrake - Oak Park, IL

“Therese, along with Bill, were such a large part of our growing up across Pilgrim Avenue. Now they, along with our own parents, live only in our...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: gary smith - westlake, OH

“I have only the fondest memories of a very gracious woman. She leaves behind generations of beautiful individuals. She was an inspiring woman of deep...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Jo Grdina - Philadelphia, PA

“Dave,Please accept my sincere sympathy upon the loss of your mother. I hope that your own and the shared memories of your family, your photographs...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Nora McNamara - Cleveland, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the Briggs Family.You are in our prayers in this difficult time. Jane and Mike Healey ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Such fond memories of both your mother and father.Those we love don't go away,They walk beside us every day,Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Always a kind woman, always smiling and so witty! Therese was one of the best! Heaven just received another angel. God bless the Briggs family during...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Danielle B - Cleveland Heights, OH

“Therese was the loveliest of ladies now with Bill, the very epitome of a gentleman. When I first met them as a young woman, they so impressed me...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Jeanne McDermott - Youngstown, OH

“Dear Briggs Family, I sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She and your Dad were wonderful people. My prayers go out to all of you during this...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: kathleen griffin - rocky river, OH

“Lisa,My sympathy to you..remembering your mother during my Westgate Higbee days and working with you at Alexon of Great Britan in the downtown store....Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

The Day you made my daughter feel comfortable.. Helping decorated the tree.. “Mom's Toons, Moon Pie, gluteus maximus, toons. I can go on. You will be miss never forgotten. You held a special place in my ❤ forever. Trish,...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: JENNIFER LUGO - PARMA HEIGHTS, OH

“Dear Lisa and Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. She was such a lovely lady. She and your Dad sure left a great family...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Anna May Hunt - Rocky River, OH

“To the Briggs family,Therese was such a warm, wonderful woman who always had a smile lighting up her face. She will truly be missed. You are all in...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“You held a special place in my heart all the jokes and little talks we shared you will truly be missed love and prayers to you and the family ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: monica robinson - lakewood, OH

“Our hearts break in hearing of Therese's passing, and we send love & prayers to the entire extended family.Therese was a loving light to her family &...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Mike and Carrie Koplinka-Loehr - NY

“Briggs family: Our condolences on the passing of Therese. She was a warm and funny person. I hope these words from Longfellow help somewhat: "There...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Yale-Loehr - Ithaca, NY

“So sad - such a loving, fun, witty, feisty and special aunt, mother, sister and grandmother. You are all in our prayers. Love you all, Kathleen ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Loehr - Alexandria, VA

“Therese was the epitome of a matriarch, and she certainly has the generations to show for it. What a lovely lady. What a legacy she shared with...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry and Rosemary Gold - OH


THERESE M. BRIGGS (nee Moell), age 88. Beloved wife of the late William C.; loving mother of William C., Jr. (Rita), Daniel J. (Evelyn), Thomas F. "Tim" (Jayne), David J., Patricia B. "Trish" Tilow (John, deceased) and Lisa A. Schirmer (Fred).; dearest grandmother of Michael P., Jeff Budic (Erin), Megan Schenker (Josh), W. Jonathan (Stephanie); Matthew(Shannon), Jaclyn Slattery (David), Lauren Doyle (Collin), Caitlin, Ann; Emily, Tommy; Catherine, John Michael, Therese Marilyn "Maire" Tilow; and Allison Rigo (Christopher), Freddy, Clare and William "Billy" Schirmer; great grandmother of 17; sister of Teddy Moell. Sister-in-law of Joan Loehr (Ray) and George Briggs (deceased) (Barb).Therese was a Graduate of St. Augustine Academy Class of 1946 and Notre Dame College, Class of 1950. Passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 10th St. Colman Church, 2027 W. 65th at 11:00 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd.) MONDAY from 2 – 8 pm. Family suggests memorial contributions to Monastery of the Poor Clares or To Friends of St. Colman.