Richard M. Briggs, 87, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away June 8, 2014, at the Hospice House in Lecanto. Born on April 13, 1927, in Auburn, Maine, to Maurice and Beatrice (Wheeler) Briggs, Richard moved to Citrus County in 1996 from Nashua, New Hampshire. Richard matriculated with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Boston University and he was a professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Nancy Briggs; one niece, Rebecca Briggs; one nephew, Scott Briggs.
Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory Lecanto.
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Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Jun. 10, 2014.