Patricia G. Briggs

Patricia Graham Briggs of Waukesha died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the age of 63. She was born in Whitewater to Vincent and Gladys (nee Stauffacher) Graham.

Patricia graduated from Whitewater High School and received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She taught high school at Kradwell School and at the School-Age Parents (SAPAR) program in the Waukesha School District. And she has most recently employed at the Waukesha Catholic School System – St. William Campus, assisting with the before- and after-school program. Patricia was an avid Cubs fan, a voracious reader, enjoyed the theater and had a special love of cats.
She was a devoted mother to Amy (Joseph Gifford) Briggs, Ph.D., of Madison. And she was a devoted best friend to Julia Roberts of Waukesha. She is further survived by her sister, Kathleen Sturzl of Manitowoc; brothers, Ernest (Joan) Graham of Madison, Dennis (Jane) Graham of Cambridge, Michael (Brenda) Graham of Waterford and Stephen (Linda) Graham of Madison; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Elizabeth Graham.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 N. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will be officiating. Private interment will take place at Calgary Cemetery in Whitewater at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.