WARE – Brian D. Riggie, 50, of Ware, died on Wednesday, May 27 at his home after being suddenly stricken ill.
He was born in Ware and was a life-long resident of the town. After graduating from Ware High School and working as an on-call fire fighter for many years in Ware, Brian worked as a Terminal Operator at Construction Services in Wilbraham for 20 years. His whole working career was spent working with concrete. Brian was a member of the Local Union #98 and was a member of the Chicopee and Nenameseck Sportsmen’s Clubs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and archery, as well as working outside around his home. Brian loved cooking for friends and family, especially using a smoker he built. Brian was a jack of all trades, there wasn’t much that he couldn’t construct or fix…aside from building stairs.
He leaves his wife of 25 years, Cynthia (O’Brien) Riggie; his children, Joey Riggie and Courtney Riggie; his mother Phyllis (Siok) Demers and her husband Butch, of Ware; as well as his sister Shannon Redman and her husband Steve, of Westfield. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Riggie. Brian also leaves behind his shadow – Sasha the German Shepard.
A Graveside Service for Brian will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant Street, Ware, is assisting his family with arrangements.
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