June B. (Evans) Briggs, 91, of Winthrop passed away peacefully in her home on January 7, 2021. June was a lifelong resident of Winthrop. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rosamond Evans, and her daughter Susan Haldane.
June graduated from nursing school at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain in 1951, having worked hard to regain her strength after contracting Bulbar Polio in 1949 during her training. She worked briefly in Chicago before joining the nursing staff at Winthrop Hospital. She trained nurses as well as tended to the sick. She retired after almost 40 years at Winthrop Hospital in 1991.
June's long life brought her joys of a big and close knit family. She leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Charles H., her children, Nancy Smith and Les Bruce of Wilmington, MA, Joan and Clark Wamsley of Goshen, NH, John and Sue Ellen Briggs of Lexington, MA and Ruth and John Riedeman of Grass Lake, MI. She has 10 grandchildren, Kimberley Schultz, Pamela Bruce, Matthew Haldane, Robert Howard, Ryan Howard, Jocelyn Howard, Priscilla Briggs, Nicholas Briggs, Rosamond Riedeman and Charlotte Riedeman, June was blessed to know 5 great grandchildren, Mason, Elizabeth, Gregory, Naomie and Jesse.
Due to the pandemic, the service will be held for the family only. A memorial service will be held later in the year.
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