Beverly A. Briggs (Nickerson), 91

Jan 5, 2024

MARION- Beverly A. Briggs (Nickerson), 91, of Marion, MA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 3, 2024 after a brief illness.  She was predeceased by her husband Carlton “Carly” F. Briggs. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith Nickerson of Marion, MA (formerly of Brockton, MA).  Born and raised in Brockton, Beverly spent much of her childhood summering at family homes in both Scituate and later Marion, where she met Carly in her teenage years.  Beverly moved to Marion upon marrying Carly in 1952. 

“Bev” as she was known, worked with her husband supporting him however she could after Carly successfully launched C.F. Briggs, Inc. in 1964.  Bev busily balanced the various tasks in support of the business while caring for her four children and managing the home.  This continued until Carly’s passing in 1977 and the transitioning of the business to son Dale Briggs. 

Being very much a people person, Bev would eventually work at the Marion & Mattapoisett Pharmacy, which she enjoyed immensely.  With her fun-loving personality and good listening skills she was loved by both co-workers and customers alike.  For leisure activity Bev enjoyed boating, trips to Cuttyhunk, and most importantly time spent with family and friends.  She would often meet a few of her many friends for a walk or coffee at Uncle Jon’s or Dunkin’ Donuts.  Bev also spent many enjoyable hours gardening and taking care of her yard.

Bev’s wish was to be able to remain at home throughout the course of her life and recent illness.  This was accomplished in large part by her granddaughter Nicole who provided much of the day-to-day care and compassion to have this wish fulfilled.

Bev is survived by her brother Robert Nickerson and wife Joan of Brockton, sister-in-law June (Briggs) Martin of Middleboro, son Dale Briggs and wife Laura of Marion, daughter Deb Thornhill and husband Dan of Acton, ME, daughter Diane Lynch of Mattapoisett, and son Scott Briggs of Marion.

Also survived by several grandchildren; Nicole VanDerPol and husband Matt of Marion; Timothy Briggs and fiancé Chas Willis of Rochester; Andrew Fatula of Mattapoisett; Jessica Murphy and husband Adam of Rochester; Jennifer Wilson and husband David of Fairhaven; and Brittany Briggs of New Bedford.

Several great grandchildren: Alexandra (Lexi), Isabella, Ava and Matthew Jr. VanDerPol; Hailey and Adam Jr. Murphy; Kynlee, Connor and Kendyl Briggs.

Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to attend her graveside service at Old Landing Cemetery, Spring St., Marion, on January 19, 2024, 11:00 AM