Carolyn Elizabeth (Thorn) Briggs
Carolyn Elizabeth (Thorn) Briggs, LPN, of Hudson, NY, died peacefully under the care of Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital on January 29, 2020, at the age of 56.
Carolyn is survived by her parents Joe & Lois Thorn of Chatham Centre, by her son Lucas Briggs of Hudson, by her step daughters, Kelley Demarest of Stuyvesant, Elizabeth Briggs of Niverville, by her siblings, Susan Ray of Kinderhook, Jay Thorn of Chatham Centre, Jeffrey Thorn of Albany, and Jimmy Thorn of Tallahassee FL, by her brother and sister-in-law, John Ray, Nadia Thorn, and Abby Thorn, by her son-in-law, Jack Demarest and by her nephews and nieces Ian Ray, Jordan Thorn, Morgan Thorn, and Reid Thorn.
Carolyn was born on July 22nd, 1963 in Bayshore, NY. She graduated Chatham High School in 1981 and continued her education with a degree in nursing from Columbia Greene Questar III in 2000. She married Wayne Briggs in 1995 of Stockport, NY. Carolyn worked at Millbrook Kitchens in Nassau as a cabinet maker; Kozel’s in Hudson as a waitress and spent 18 years at the Fireman’s Home in Hudson as a nurse and supervisor. She carried on her family linage of being of service as her maternal grandmother was also a nurse and Carolyn inspired many others to become nurses.
Carolyn enjoyed her coworkers and was considered a people person. She had a passion for caring for the first responders who lived at the Fireman’s Home and had a special gift for working with those who had Dementia. Everyone appreciated her as a nurse and was deeply grateful for her caring ways and sense of humor. Carolyn had a deep love for the residents she cared for, her children, her family, her friends and nature. She loved animals, especially cats, her garden, summertime, outdoor recreation, and the ocean.
Visitation time will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 am at the FASNY Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson. Where a memorial service will begin at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory are requested to: Chatham Area Recreation Project (CARP) at P.O. Box 162, Chatham, NY 12037 Or PayPal to: CARPfunds@gmail.com To share a memory or send a condolence: FASNY Fireman’s Home, ATTN: Carolyn Briggs 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 Or email: Kwendling@FASNY.com