Priscilla Ann Briggs, 92: Loving wife, mother, teacher

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SCARBOROUGH – Priscilla Ann Briggs, 92, died on April 12 at her home.

She was born in Waterville, the daughter of Donald W. and Helen G. Tozier. She attended Augusta schools and graduated from Cony High School in 1938. Briggs went on to attend Nasson College in Springvale where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1942.

From 1943 to 1946 she was a dietitian at Bement School in Deerfield, Mass. On June 6, 1946, she married Wayne F. Briggs and they soon moved to Boston. While living there she worked at Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery where she taught classes in foods and nutrition. She also taught food classes for the Red Cross.

In 1949 she and her husband moved to Providence, R.I., where she worked for Textron Inc. and was in charge of employee stores.

She began a career in elementary school teaching in a two-room school in North Belgrade, where she taught for five years. She and her family later moved to Gorham where she taught first grade for 16 years, retiring in 1982.

Briggs was a former member of Beta Chapter of the Maine A.D.K Sorority, Gorham Garden Club, Maine Teachers Association and First Congregational Church of Scarborough. She painted china and was a member of the Augusta Maine China Painter’s Club for many years.

She is survived by her husband of more than 65 years, Wayne F. Briggs of Scarborough; son Gary D. Briggs of Falmouth; daughter Penelope Ann Rice of Scarborough; grandchildren Nathan Briggs of Freeport, Tyler Briggs of Falmouth, Leah Rice of California and Haley Rice of Scarborough.

Services will be private.

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