Roger Allan Briggs

January 21, 1949January 20, 2021

Waterford- Roger Allan Briggs, 71, of Cross Rd., died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Lawrence and Memorial Hospital after a heroic battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Briggs was born on January 21, 1949 in New London the son of Henry and Helen (Tracy) Briggs. He honorably served in the US Marines from 1967 to1973. He married his beloved Angelina on Nov 20, 1970. He was employed as an Electrical Supervisor for Electric Boat. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, and spending time with his family. His strength and perseverance were an inspiration to everyone around him. Mr. Briggs is survived by his wife Angelina, sons Allan and James, grandsons Nicholas and Logan, brother Walter, sister Karen, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name can be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, A Graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 1:00pm in West Neck Cemetery, Great Neck Rd., Waterford. Please visit to sign the online guestbook and leave a tribute for the Briggs family.


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, January 24, 2021


Roger Allan Briggs

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Marc Perruccio

January 22, 2021

Thank you for your service to our country Sir. 🇺🇸 OORAH!

Greg Johns

January 22, 2021

I have fond memories of fishing with Roger...He loved to fish and whenever Karen and I and kids came to visit he never had to ask me twice if I wanted to go fishing. He and I both loved being out on the ocean even if we didn't catch anything...Fishing with Roger was always an adventure because Roger had no fear of the ocean and there were times we were fortunate enough to make it back but that never kept us from going out again...There are many stories I could share like the time we went scalloping in Niantic bay in early December...Ice formed in the cove where his 16' wooden boat was docked so I didn't think we'd be going out when we found the boat incased in a thin layer of ice...Well that wasn't going to stop Roger so we broke the ice away around the boat and headed out powering the boat through the ice until the ice cut a hole in bow and water starting funneling in...I thought we'd head back but not so. As the water begin to fill the boat Roger continued to power the boat through as the hole got bigger. I said to Roger "This ain't no Coat Guard cutter buddy and we are taking a lot of water." His only reply was "That's what that 5 gallon bucket is for." So I started bailing water. So I asked what his plan was and he replied, "Once we get into the open water I will be able to power the bow up and stop the water from coming in." So I replied "But when the bow comes down again to scallop the water is going to come gushing back in." His reply, "That's what that 5 gallon bucket is for." I replied "OK got it." All told we ended up with a bountiful catch of scallops while we took turns bailing and this made our day. The boat well after we docked it and there was nobody to keep bailing out the water it sank...Roger my best fishing buddy I will always miss and cherish the wonderful adventures we shared.
Love ,
Your brother-in-law,

Karen Johns

January 22, 2021

To my amazing brother who we will miss so much, you were so strong and courageous and never ever complained. You and I shared our faith in Jesus together and you always answered my questions. I will miss our visits at the kitchen table . You shared your love for fishing with my husband Greg , and anyone who would listen would here the sports on all the time. Go Giants!!
You and Helen had an amazing 50 years of marriage and love for each other that truly followed the marriage vows and such a witness to us all to love our family more. You had raised 2 wonderful sons who where devoted to you. Your 2 grandsons will miss you so much but learned so much from your life. Until we meet again in heaven I am forever grateful to have you in my life and no more suffering only joy where you are now ! Love you so much your sister Karen