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Obituary for Mary Ellen Briggs (Fields)

Mary Ellen (Fields) Briggs, 90, of Dunkirk, NY, passed away Thursday March 7, 2024 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, NY. She was born June 8, 1933, in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Dennis Charles Fields and Loretta Agnes (Carrus) Fields.

Mary Ellen is survived by her brother, Wayne (Nancy) Fields; children: Sandee Briggs, Caroline (Frederic) Henney, Jr., James Richard (Kimberley) Briggs, Jr., Paul Briggs, Thomas (Michelle) Briggs, Michael Briggs, Steven (Karen) Briggs, Laurel Briggs Stockton; grandchildren: Alison (John) Schroeder, Colleen (Richard) Mounts, Sara Crocoll (Sean) Smith, Nicholas Crocoll (Jill), James Richard (Jenny Berggren) Briggs III, Matthew (Brenda) Briggs, Kelsey Briggs, Grace Winters, Thomas (Molly Case) Briggs II, Joshua (Erica) Briggs, Preston (Margaret (Meg)) Briggs, Courtney Briggs, Craig Briggs (Lizzy), Dennis Briggs, and Janeyre Stockton, as well as 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great (and great-great) nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the Reisweber family: Mark, Deb, Kenny (Paula and son Henry), and Natalie (Peter and son Michael) Basnight, and Melinda (John) Bell. Besides her parents, Mary Ellen is predeceased by sisters, Diana Chrabasz, Zelda Allenza, Florence Greene, and brothers, Dennis Fields Jr., and Joseph Fields.

Mary Ellen was a remarkable woman-unselfish, hardworking, and always thinking of others before herself. She was always giving to her children and those she loved, even when she had nothing left to give. A celebration of Mary Ellen’s life will be held at the discretion of the family, and family and friends will be notified. A note of genuine gratitude from her family is extended to the staff of the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care, support, patience, and friendship over the years. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, Fredonia, NY.