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Hugh T. Briody


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Hugh T. Briody Obituary
CHARLTON - Hugh T. Briody (71) of Charlton, MA and Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on January 14, 2017 from cancer.

He is survived by the love of his love and life of 36 years Susan (Smith) Briody, his daughter Bridget Joiner and her husband Robert of North Grosvenordale, CT, and his grandchildren Katie and Tommy. His best friend and brother-in-law Phil Trapasso and his wife Debbie of Grafton, MA. A son John and a grandson Ethan. He leaves a large extended family. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen Briody of Bennington, VT in 1990.

He was born December 17, 1945 in Queens, New York to Hugh Patrick Briody and Geraldine (Robinson).

He grew up in Bennington, VT where he modeled for Norman Rockwell's March 1952, Saturday Evening Post cover At The Vets. He graduated from Bennington Catholic High School in 1963. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He is a graduate of Nichols College, Dudley, MA.

In high school Hugh worked for Howard Johnson's in Bennington, VT then transferred to Oxford, MA in 1963, as Assistant Manager. He started at Jamesbury Corporation Worcester, MA as a machinist working his way up to Director of Manufacturing. During his 31 years there he managed the manufacturing plants in Worcester, Mexico and England. He was General Manager of Manufacturing at TBV Ball Valves in Westboro, MA. He finished his career at Circor International. He lived in Oklahoma City four years where he was Vice President of Manufacturing, then as General Manager in Suzhou, China for six years retiring in 2011.

Hugh was an avid sports fan and also enjoyed many interests: restoring antique Model A's, golfing, fishing, boating, and traveling with his wife.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Saturday January 21st from 2pm to 5pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a celebration of his life at Chester P. Tuttle Post 279, 88 Bancroft Street, Auburn, MA 01501 at 6:00pm. Burial will be Monday, January 23 rd at 1:00pm in Park Lawn Cemetery Rte. 7 Woodford, VT 05201.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation Curing Together online at pcf.org or by mail to: Prostate Cancer Foundation 1250 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

Please visit a Book of Memories for Hugh to share a story, memory, photo or message of sympathy with his family online at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 20, 2017
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