May 2, 1942 - February 24, 2022
North Hampton – Nancy E. Briggs, 79, of North Hampton, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2022 at her home. She was the wife of Joseph G. Guilmette for 37 years and the owner of C’est Cheese in North Hampton. She was born May 2, 1942 in Weymouth, MA the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Vaillancourt) White. Nancy was raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School with the Class of 1960 and from American River College in Sacramento, CA. Nancy and Joe moved to North Hampton in 1996 coming from Long Island, NY and as a personal chef for many years she catered parties and planned social culinary events featuring hors d'oeuvres, cheese and specialty foods. It was a trip to the picturesque region of Brittany, France in 2001 that sparked Nancy's desire to start a cheese shop in NH. She envisioned the shop to have the European charm and gourmet flare that made the quaint shops of France so enchanting. In January 2003, that dream of creating that European charm and owning a quaint shop became a reality at the first location in North Hampton. Her vision translated into a gorgeous shop that captured the feel of Europe and introduced cheeses and gourmet food from all around the world to our beautiful Seacoast of New Hampshire. The concept of C'est Cheese being a tasting store and a place everyone can feel comfortable was received so well by the community. The move to 61 Lafayette Rd in 2011 enhanced the ability for the shop to be more accessible to the public. Before moving to Long Island, Nancy resided in Hingham, MA where she was an accomplished hair stylist and salon owner and continued in that venue on Long Island owning and operating several salons employing a large staff of stylists. She was also a talented painting artist. She leaves her husband Joseph and was predeceased in 2003 by her son Richard Briggs. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of traditional remembrances donations may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, or St. Joseph School for Indians, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.
North Hampton – Nancy E. Briggs, 79, of North Hampton, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2022 at her home. She was the wife of Joseph G. Guilmette for 37 years and the owner of C’est Cheese in North... View Obituary & Service Information
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