Herbert Francis Brigham NORTH PORT, FL Herbert Francis Brigham of North Port, FL, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his children: daughter, Dawn Peschel and husband Richard of North Port, FL; son, Scott Brigham and wife Riza of North Port, FL; grandchildren, Sean Peschel (Kara), Christine Sill (Matt), Eric Brigham, Brandon Peschel, Diana Brigham, and Jessica Crownover (Mark). He is also survived by sister Frances Shew (Rick) of Brooksville, FL. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Alice, and sister Janet. Herb was born on July 25, 1940, in the community of Minisink of Westtown, NY. When he was a child, his family moved to New Jersey and dairy farmed, which Herb continued after graduating from Hackettstown High School in 1958. He married Brenda Hahn of Lebanon Township and together they had two children, Dawn and Scott. Herb left dairy farming in 1960 to pursue a career in the chemical industry. Over his 46-year career, Herb rose to the position of vice president of production at Jame Fine Chemical in Bound Brook, NJ. Herb retired in August 2006 and followed his daughter to North Port, FL, in 2011, where he enjoyed his days gardening, woodworking, and spending time with family.
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