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January 7, 2013
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Frances Briggs

Frances Briggs passed away Jan. 4, 2013, at her home in Grass Valley. She was 82.

A viewing is taking place at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 250 Race St., Grass Valley, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. A vigil will take place Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. and then a Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Jackson, Calif. A graveside service will immediately follow.

Frances was born March 24, 1930, in Berkeley, Calif., to Carlo and Fernanda Giovannoni. She married John Briggs July 8, 1951, in Oakland, Calif. Her favorite pastime was family celebrations.

She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah, Dena and Denise; as well as her four sons, John, Peter, Charles and Erick. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Briggs is preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter Donna; son James; granddaughter Dawn; grandson Gary; and son-in-law Joseph.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Boys Town,, or the Salvation Army,

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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The Union Updated Jan 9, 2013 07:23AM Published Jan 11, 2013 07:53AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.