Leo R. Briere, 83 of Danielson, CT, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home in Danielson. Beloved husband of the late Monique (Berger) Briere, she died in 2008. Born on July 10, 1934 in Putnam, son of the late Arthur and Bella (Rickie) Briere.
He was veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army, worked for Goodyear Tire for 20 years, was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Leo loved gardening and his cat Meme.
He leaves his children Andre Briere and his fiancée Camille of Somerville, MA, Marc Briere and his wife Susan of Coventry, CT, sister Lorraine Parkhurst and her husband Bob of Brooklyn, CT, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Germaine Gagnon, Florence Magrey and Norman Briere.
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson, CT, a Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 13 at 10:00 AM at St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT, burial with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dayville, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. Share a memory at www.gagnonandcostellofh.com