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Daniel P. Briggs

Daniel P. Briggs

Daniel P. Briggs, age 53, of Dunkirk passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon (January 3, 2021) due to complications from COVID-19.

He was born March 29, 1967 in Dunkirk, the son of Peter and Eugenie (Buenzli) Briggs of Fredonia.

A lifelong resident of the area, Daniel was a graduate of Dunkirk High School with the class of 1985. He had worked for the Department of Public Works in the City of Dunkirk.

Danny was well known in the Dunkirk community and enjoyed his memberships in the Con Club, Lakeside Club, WWII Vets, John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, American Legion Post 62, Columbus Club, Dom Polski, Monnies, Dog House, Fourth Ward Falcons, and the Exempts to name a few.

Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Julie (Andre) Edwards of Fredonia, Kathryn (Anthony) D’Aurizio of Huntersville, NC, Amy Briggs of Huntersville, NC, Beth (Will) Ray of Fredonia, and Susan (Mike) Campese of Port Charlotte, FL; and one brother, John (Yuki) Briggs of San Francisco, CA. Additionally, he is survived by his girlfriend, Sandra Gworek; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements are private. A celebration of his life will be held in the future once COVID-19 is no longer a danger to the public. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.


  • Ron Krystofiak Posted January 7, 2021 11:09 am

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss, and wish to let you know you are all in my prayers during this difficult time .

    • Peter Briggs Posted January 12, 2021 2:41 pm

      Thank you.

  • Brian J. Dimmer Posted January 7, 2021 6:22 pm

    Danny was a very gregarious and opinionated individual. He did not sugarcoat his thoughts – there was no gray area. This is a reason why I liked him. Danny was a helpful soul who would definitely go above and beyond for a friend and or an acquaintance. If you were his friend – you were his friend for life. He came from a wonderful family. May God bless them all over this pandemic – which we are all living. I would personally like to extend my condolences to the Briggs family during their time of sorrow.

    Brian J. Dimmer

    • Thank you very much. Posted January 10, 2021 11:25 am

      Thank you for you’re kind thoughts.

  • Mary Beth Kern Posted January 10, 2021 2:51 pm

    I was so saddened to hear that Danny had died.He will be missed by many of his friends of which I considered myself one. Danny was a funny , kind and giving individual.Please accept my sincere sympathy.

    • Peter Briggs Posted January 12, 2021 2:40 pm

      Thank you for your kind thoughts.

  • Gina Hallmark Posted January 14, 2021 8:53 am

    Some things will never be the same without you here. But, I know you will be looking down on all of us ,telling us to have a drink on you! You will forever be missed

    Sending my sincerest condolences to the family.
    Godspeed. ❤️

    • Peter Briggs Posted January 21, 2021 1:26 pm

      Thank you.

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