ARLINGTON -- Paul Vernon Briere, 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Arlington. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, the Rev. Jerry Morris officiating. Interment: 1:15 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane B. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington. Paul was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Fort Trotten, N.Y., to Joseph A. Briere and Marian Linsky Briere. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Fielder Church in Arlington. Paul sacrificially loved his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He loved the Lord, loved to serve others and lived to make people laugh. Paul was preceded in death by 12 siblings. Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mary Briere; children, Paul Edward Briere, Linda Elaine Weaver and husband, Larry, Stephen Ray Briere and wife, J.P., and John Michael Briere and wife, Reba; sister, Marie Bauman; and grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Justin, Jake, Jenna, Jessica and Isabella. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Love you all! Bless you Mary…Paul adored you. He dearly loved his family, his boys, his girl & his grand children. He made me feel welcome from the first time I met him. I loved being around him because he was so much fun. Some of my best times were playing golf with him, Ralph & the boys! What a hoot! I will miss you Paul say hi to Ralph & my mom & dad…I will see you all after!

  2. I would like to send the Briere family my deepest condolences. I am sorry for your loss, but the Heavens have gained a new Angel.

  3. Paul was a delightful man–warm, loving, humorous and caring. I thoroughly enjoyed the times I was able to visit with him.

    Celebrate his life and the love he so freely shared with friends and family. Cherish your memories. Honor his life as you move forward in yours.

    Paul is now at peace and while he has moved beyond this earth he will be with you always.

  4. 18 Sep


    I am Aunt Marion’s grand niece. Uncle Joe used to live with us in Portland, Maine. I would love to get in touch with Paul’s wife and family. I know that she visited his sister in Melbourne, FL.
    I made a file of all of Aunt Marion’s children. It is very interesting to read how all the cousin lives have played out over the years!
    Paul seems like such a sweetheart. Wish I could have known him in later life.

    With God’s love and blessings to you,

    Cousin Barb

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