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Nelly JC Briard
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Obituary for Nelly JC Briard

Nelly Josefsberg Cuevas Briard, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Hospice in Stuart FL with her loving husband Edward by her side.

She began her life's journey December 4, 1931 in Vienna Austria. Born to proud Austrian Jewish parents, Nuchem and Ernestine Josefsberg.

In 1938, at the age of 7, Nelly and most of her family escaped the Holocaust. She traveled by train to live with a foster family in Holland. It's been told that she was comforting to the other children by singing songs. Approximately a year later, aboard the RMS Scythia she and her brother Paul traveled to New York where she would spend many years.

In 1950 her greatest treasure, son Peter Cuevas, was born.

Nelly married the love of her life, Edward Briard, November 16, 1963 and spent lots of time on the road and in the Caribbean islands traveling with the carnival. Yes, we are carnies and proud of it. She could drive a semi truck, pull a trailer, and run any game on the midway.

Eventually they settled in Port Salerno FL in 1976. Nelly lived out the rest of her life being the absolute best wife, mother, grand mother and great grandmother there is. She was an amazing cook, seamstress, crab catcher, kickball player, gardener, and host. It would be nothing to have 40 or more family and friends at Thanksgiving. Even at 76 she was a caretaker for 3 of her great grandchildren while their parents worked. The love she had for her family was like no other and there was no end to her generosity.

We will miss her dearly and look forward to the day we meet again in heaven.

With love, hugs and kisses....

Husband Edward Briard, son Peter Cuevas, Grandchildren Christine Brown and husband Abriam, Kenneth Cuevas and wife Melissa, Kyle Cuevas and wife Ashleigh, Cory Reid and wife Emily, great grand children Matthew Cuevas and fiance Cassidy Cintron, Addyson Brown, Valen Cuevas, Brylie Cuevas, Savannah Cuevas, Bria Cuevas, and Vaughn Cuevas. Also many loving neices, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Treasure Coast Hospice for the amazing love and care they gave our beloved Granny.


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