Obituary of Frank "Bud" Briggs
Frank "Bud" M. Briggs, age 67 of Blissfield passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home. Frank was born on August 15, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Vincent and Frances (Biello) Briggs. On June 30, 1973, Frank married Kathleen M. Kennedy. She survives. Frank worked for Ford Motor Company, Michigan Ford Truck Plant in Wayne, Michigan as Supervisor and Foreman for many years before he retired due to health complications. He was a faithful member of Light of Christ Catholic Parish, (St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church) in Blissfield, where he was also active in the Knights of Columbus. Frank was a model railroader enthusiast and collector. He love to create model railroad layouts in his home and even shared his gift at many local businesses during the holidays setting up displays for all to enjoy. Frank and his wife, Kathleen were often spotted at their favorite restaurant in town, Lena’s, where they shared many delicious meals and endless conversations with the owner’s and numerous friends around town. Frank was such a gift to so many and will be sadly missed by all whom were blessed to have crossed his path.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Kathleen of Blissfield; three children, Vincent Briggs and Char Briggs, both of Blissfield and Kathleen Briggs and her husband, Gregory of Ypsilanti, MI; two grandchildren, Abigail and Emily, both of Ypsilanti; his mother, Frances Briggs, Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Robert (Phyllis) Briggs of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters-in-law, Theresa (Al) Harvey and Helene "Honey" Kennedy, both of Philadelphia, PA; brother-in-law, Michael (Ellie) Kennedy of Philadelphia, PA; a special cousin, John (Nancy) Gorski and his favorite canine companion, Dudley. Frank was preceded in death by his father, Vincent and his son, Francis “Frankie” Briggs, Jr.
The Funeral Liturgy for Frank will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Light of Christ Catholic Parish, (St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church) in Blissfield with Fr. Jeff Poll and Fr. Vincent Van Doan as co-celebrants. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to The Briggs Family, to be used for future designation. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.