John L. Brierley
PAWTUCKET - John L. Brierley, of Manton Avenue, passed away Saturday at Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehab. He was the husband of the late Velma G. (Shea) Brierley.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late John L. and Emily (McCaw) Brierley. He was a life-long resident of Pawtucket.
Mr. Brierley was a United States Army Air Corps, World War II Veteran, earning the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
John was employed by the Newman Crosby Company for over 40 years until his retirement.
He loved to spend time at the Lincoln Dog Track.
He leaves his four sons, Donald Brierley of South Attleboro, David Brierley of South Carolina, Kevin Brierley of Brooklyn, CT and Robert Brierley of Cohasset MA; one sister, Eleanor McLaughlin of Pawtucket and one Brother Charles Brierley of Cornville, ME; thirteen grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Alan Brierley
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, February 8, at 10 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A prayer service with military honors will be celebrated at 11 AM. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.