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Peter G. Briggs, 77, Former Headmaster At Greenwich Country Day School

Peter G. Briggs
Peter G. Briggs Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - Peter G. Briggs of Gloucester died Friday, July 25. He was 77.

Briggs was born April 30, 1937, in Boston, and was the son of Lewis and Amy (Bryant) Briggs.

He was a graduate of Philips Academy in Andover, Class of 1955, and Harvard College, Class of 1959. He did advanced degree work at Stanford University and received a master's degree from John Hopkins University.

He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp, UDT from 1960 to 1965.

He was headmaster at the Greenwich Country Day School from 1976 to 1992 and headmaster at the Greenhill School in Dallas from 1992 to 2000. Upon moving from Texas to Gloucester, he served as a consultant to the Richard Millburn Schools in Texas and Florida, serving a disadvantaged student population.

He was a member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club, a board member at the Cape Ann YMCA, a vestry member at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Rockport, president of Old Nugent Farm Association and a driver for the Outreach Program in Gloucester.

Briggs is survived by his wife, Maura Briggs; children, Amy Briggs (Richard) Ames, Christian Briggs (Amanda) and Andrew Briggs; stepchildren, Caroline Weld (Mark), Amy Young (Brian) and Jessica Palden (Tashi); 11 grandchildren; brother, Michael Briggs (Anita); stepsister, Carolyn Stopford; stepbrother, Dick Rolfe; and several nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral service and burial will be held privately.

A Celebration of Life will be held on a day and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966; Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310 Boston, MA 02114 (for cancer research) or to the Cape Ann YMCA, 71 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

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