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James P. Briggs

Virginia Beach - James P. Briggs, 87, passed away after a long illness on June 9, 2014.

Born in Buncombe Co., Asheville, NC, he was a retired Master Chief from the U. S. Navy, a veteran of WWII and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Left to cherish James's memory are his wife, Helen Petrucci Briggs; 3 sons, James J. Briggs of Corpus Christi, TX, Andrew A. Briggs and wife Pauline of Norfolk, and David J. Briggs of Norfolk; 2 grandsons, Andrew James Briggs and Kevin Briggs, both of Norfolk; sister, Betty Tipton of Rutherfordton, NC; brother, Grover Briggs of Florida and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Julia Briggs.

The family will receive friends at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary by Rev. Fr. Nixon Negparanon. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a . Arrangements are under the direction of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 12, 2014
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