Obituary of Mary Leonia Briglia
With saddened hearts, we announce that MARY LEONIA BRIGLIA passed away peacefully on November 6, 2023 at the age of 100. Loving wife to Jack Briglia (deceased 2007). Beloved mother of Tom Briglia (Cathy), Andrea Bailly (Rene), John Briglia (Cheryl), Denise Preston, and Ian Briglia. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren Tonya, Maria, Greg (Sarah), Kristen (Martin), Rebecca, Christopher (Kristin), Stephen (Christina), Grace (Kevin), Morgan (Jeremy), the late Matthew and the late Scott. Great-grandmother to Riley, Tyler, Ben, Arthur, Joshua, Alexis, Kylie, Noah, Ryan, Jack, Anna, Ruby and Reese. Predeceased by parents John and Agnes Flynn (nee Guinea), and siblings Bill Flynn, Frank Flynn, and Cathy Hurst.
Mary was a force in this life – a pioneer – and she was grateful to God for every day she was given. She was a life-long learner, completing the Globe crossword puzzle every day. She was an accomplished quilter, and a Toronto Blue Jays fan. Mary loved to read, with family and friends providing her with a steady stream of books.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at John T. Donohue Funeral home, 362 Waterloo St. London. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave., London, followed by a reception at the BMO Centre, 295 Rectory Street, London.