BRIARE, George Edward
George died peacefully at home in Carmichael, CA on July 5th, 2013 in the presence of Jean, his loving wife of 65 years. He was 93 years old. He was born in Stockton, CA, the eldest of four, to Gladys L. (Fay) and George Briare.
At age 12, shortly after his father's death, he entered St. Mary's High School. Grateful for the education he received there, he became an honored lifelong supporter of the school.
George graduated from College of Pacific (now UOP) in 1940 and began work for American Trust Co. (Wells Fargo Bank). In 1943 he met Jean O'Connell. They were married in 1948 in Stockton and moved to Carmichael in 1955. Here he continued his 43-year career with Wells Fargo. He was highly respected by his colleagues as a loyal and attentive coworker and friend.
In addition to being an avid sports fan, George had a great love of music and an ear for good harmony and humor. He was a gifted dancer, always in demand on the dance floor.
An active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish since 1955, George continued his faithful service as long as he was able. He was a devout Catholic and privately religious man who truly lived his faith.
George was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank and Robert Briare, dear friend, Jack Tener and his beloved cousin, Edward Fay Jr. In addition to his devoted wife Jean, he is survived by his adoring sister Gladys M. Avara, his loving children: Ray Briare (Kathleen, children Emily & Timothy), Nancy Cousineau, (Michael, children Rebecca & Patrick), Frances Briare (daughter Annarose), Amy Hight (Tim, children Andrew, Erika & Stephen), Gerry Briare (Cyndie), 3 great grandchildren, loving cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
George was a good and rare man of quiet dignity who afforded respect to all he met. He always made the choice to take the right path, not the easy one, and in so doing taught by example how one should live in the world: with strength of character, love, good humor and a song in one's heart. He will be greatly missed.
The family thanks Dr. David Patella for his attentive care, Maria Pesely for her faithful communion, and Loving In-Home Care for the kind people who attended George for the past 3 1/2 years, especially Mereani Buadromo, whose patience and loving manner has endeared her to us all.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 17, 2013