Alice Briggs, 69

Feb 21, 2022

MARION — Alice M. “Albit” Briggs, 69, of Marion died Saturday, February 12, 2022 at home after a long illness surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of Sherman E. “Shermie” Briggs.

Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Jean (Backstrom) Randall. Alice graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 1970, Kinyon Campbell Business School and had obtained her real estate license. She has been a lifelong Marion resident.

Along with her husband, Alice established and operated several family owned “Mom and Pop” businesses in Marion including Sherman Briggs Excavating and Magnolia Cranberries. Alice also owned and invested in real estate in Marion.

Alice's children and grandchildren were her life. When their daughters were in high school, Alice and Shermie would host all homecoming gatherings on their property and use their equipment for floats in the homecoming parades. Alice always loved the special memories and lifelong friendships she made with all of the kids through the years treating them like her own. She loved watching them grow throughout the years and would always reflect on and tell stories of the "Good old days." The love for her grandchildren was unmeasurable. She was always right there when needed and would spoil them each and every day. She loved the new memories and bonds she was making with her granddaughters and their friends.

Alice also loved her dogs and would donate to many dog related charities. She treated her dogs so well that family and friends would always comment that in their next life, they would want to return as one of Alice’s dogs. She enjoyed many years of skiing, scuba diving and an occasional motorcycle ride. She was an accomplished knitter and avid gardener.

Alice is survived by her husband, Shermie Briggs of Marion; her daughters, Sarah Briggs of Marion and Sheryl Briggs of Fall River. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Kristy Marie Briggs. Alice is also survived by her granddaughters, Ashley and Haley Lawrence; and her very special niece, Robbi Reynolds and her husband Bryan of Rochester. Alice is also survived by several other nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, “Sadie”.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 in Wickenden Chapel at Tabor Academy, 86 Spring Street, Marion at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be private.