Thomas Francis Briza

Thomas Briza

Thomas Francis Briza Jr. 67, passed away on Monday, November 16,2020.  Tommy was born on April 2, 1953 in Queens, New York. 

He grew up in New York and was very proud of his Irish heritage as his maternal grandparents came here from Ireland.  He loved spending time with family and friends and was a fan of the New York Giants and Mets.  He worked and retired as a conductor for the New York City Transit Authority and was a member of the TWU. He had a love of trains and cars and was a master mechanic, even talking us through car troubles and fixes from miles away. He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus.  

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Briza; son, Thomas Briza and his parents, Kathleen and Thomas Briza Sr. 

Thomas is survived by his daughters, Sandra Everton and husband Brian, Patricia Lepel and husband Denis; grandchildren, Erik Bergstrom and Hanna, Timothy Bradfield, Sean Bradfield, Abigail Lepel, Joshua Lepel, Benjamin Lepel;  brothers, Chris Briza and wife Karen, and Peter Briza; sisters, Kathleen Goodman and husband Michael, and Ann-Marie Briza; and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Meals on Wheels in remembrance of Thomas.

Funeral services will be private due to the current pandemic.