John "Jack" J. Riggs

Born: Mon., Sep. 3, 1923
Died: Thu., Feb. 28, 2008

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John ‘Jack" J. Riggs, 84, of Terryville, died Thursday at the Bristol Hospital. He was predeceased by his late loving and caring wife of 57 years, Mary (Sadoski) Riggs.Jack was born Sept. 3, 1923 in Bristol, CT. He was the son of the late Charles M. and Mary (Zinkewicz) Riggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving as a combat medic in Europe with the Army's 2nd Battalion, 303rd Infantry of the 97th Division. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Superior Electric Co. of Bristol. He is survived by, his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck C. and Barbara Riggs of Terryville; his daughter and son-in-law, Fredricka and Paul Schwanka of Terryville; his sister and bother-in-law Carole and John Borg of Farmington; his grandchildren, Megan and Brian Macfarlane, Ashley Riggs and Joseph Riggs; his great grandchildren, Jack Macfarlane, Cody Bouteiller and Tristan Youngblood.Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville Sunday afternoon from 3 - 5p.m. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Terryville will be at the convenience of the family.

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Jan M. Sadoski

Dear family , remembering "Uncle Jack" very fondly , the season surrounding Christmas would not be complete without a visit. My wrrmest wishes are with you. Much love.

CHARLES PAUL BECKER

WORLD WAR II WAS OVER. THERE WAS A FAMILY GATHERING AT OAK STREET. MY FATHER CHARLES, UNCLES ZIG, WOJ, AND JACK WERE HAVING A DISCUSSION. JACK WAS SITTING NEAR THE STAIRCASE. I LEANED ON JACK'S KNEES AND LOOKED UP AT HIM. I ASKED, "HOW OLD ARE YOU"? HE LOOKED AT ME AND REPLIED, "I'M TWENTY THREE".
I POINTED TO A RED, HEART SHAPED OBJECT ON HIS ARM AND ASKED, "WHAT'S THAT"? HE REPLIED, "THAT'S A TATTOO". I POINTED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE HEART AND ASKED, "WHAT'S THAT"? JACK REPLIED, "THAT SAYS MARY".


Mark Sadoski

I will always remember Uncle Jack as one of the best-natured people I ever met. He knew how to have a good time, and he always seemed to be having one. Better still, he spread it to others. We need more like him. I loved him, and I will miss him always.