Donald James Briggs, 73, of Milford, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Milford Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport on March 18, 1941 to the late William and Margaret Nealey Briggs. Before retiring, he was employed as a lead man for Raybestos and the Milford Senior Center for many years. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Briggs is survived by his loving wife Gloria York Briggs, brothers Richard Briggs and his wife Sue and William Briggs and his wife Judy all of Milford, and sister Dorothy Crowley of Naples, FL. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his son Donald J. Briggs, Jr. A graveside service and interment will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Kings Highway Cemetery with Rev. Ken Fellenbaum at 11am. Affordable Cremations of Milford is handling the arrangements.