Judith ‘Judy ‘ Elissa (Orell) Briggs

Judith ‘Judy ‘ Elissa (Orell) Briggs

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Judith ‘Judy’ Elissa (Orell) Briggs passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on February 19th, 2024.

She was 85 years old, born April 18th, 1938, to the late Julia (Calovini) Orell in Wheeling, WV.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Clarence R. Briggs.

They spent 56 years married making wonderful memories by building their home in St.Clairsville, OH, traveling, and raising their two children, Michael (Georgina) Briggs of Kennesaw, GA, and Julie (Kevin) Bratton of McMechen, WV. Judy enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, Lauren Briggs, Acworth, GA, Katie (Matthew) Bonavita, Winthrop, MA, Ted (Peyton Bertram) Bratton, Kayla (Sloan) Geho, Glen Easton, WV, Ryan (Lindsey) Bratton, Proctor, WV, and Wyatt Bratton, West Liberty, WV. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Halen Jett, & Ryley Jamison Bratton.

Judy was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in 1956, where she was a proud member of the SJA club and met with her classmates monthly for lunch. She was also a member of the Wheeling Central Boosters.

She was employed by the Blaw Knox Co. as a payroll clerk until she and Clarence started their Family.

Judy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Catholic woman’s club, Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital, and the St. Clairsville Senior Center, where she held the office of Treasure.

Judy loved spending time with her family, traveling, ceramics, playing bridge, decorating cakes,and baking.

Along with her family, she leaves behind two special friends, Mary Ellen Woodland, and ShielaLokosky

Family and friends will be received at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio on Friday, February 23rd from 11:00 a.m. until time of service, which will be a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 2:00 p.m. with Father Thomas A. Chillog as celebrant. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lafferty, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio at 212 W Main St. St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

Arrangements entrusted to CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville.


Visiting Hours

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Directions
218 West Main Street St. Clairsville Ohio
  • Friday, February 23, 2024

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 23, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

St. Mary Catholic Church - Directions
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • April 16, 2024
    Leslie Magnone says:
    Judy was a kind lady. I met her through Senior services with my Dad and later through St Mary's Church . Sorry to hear of her passing Heaven has gained another angel

  • March 07, 2024
    Alice says:
    Julie and family. I did not know your mom but I know your pain After everything settles in the next few days sit quietly in your favorite place and have a chat with mom. You will feel her presence and you will feel a little peace. She will visit you often by a butterfly or even a red or blue bird. Your peace is broken but our Lord and Savior is taking care of her now and your job is done. You did a great job taking care of your mom May God bless you

  • February 21, 2024
    Britni says:
    My dearest "JuJu" as I always called you. I am so heart broken! But I keep reminding myself to be grateful for the time God allowed us to have together for almost 2 years. I had soo much fun with you everyday! 💓 I will forever keep you, julie, Katie, Wyatt Kevin and family in my prayers! 🥰

  • February 21, 2024
    Kashelle says:
    Katie and Family: Judy was a wonderful, beautiful soul. I know how much you all loved her, especially you Katie, and I am praying for all of you during this hard time. She is now with her husband and mother, and I know she missed them both dearly. May God wrap his arms around her and welcome her into Heaven to watch over all of you.

  • February 21, 2024
    TOM SCHELL says:
    Julie, Linda and I are deeply sorry to learn of your Moms passing. WE shared many years with both your parents while living on Joella Dr.. We trust that time will heal your sorrow.