Ellsworth E. Briggs, Jr. 59, of East Providence passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020.
He was the husband of Wendy J. (Yattaw) Briggs to whom he was married for 38 years and together for 41 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Ellsworth E. Briggs, Sr. and Virginia (Craighead) Briggs.
Ellsworth worked for the Highway Division for the City of East Providence for 27 years. He had a passion for photography and music. He enjoyed playing the guitar. His biggest joy was his grandchildren.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Ellsworth E. Briggs, III and his wife Nicole and Cameron Briggs and his fiancée Daisy, five grandchildren, Ava, Mason, Aiden, Elias and Jayceon Briggs, one sister, Alice Griffin and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Vernell Pilon.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 5-7 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. His funeral and burial will be private. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.