Edward J. Brierly, 80, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on April 7, 2018, at the Oakland Grove Health Center. He was born in Woonsocket, son of the late David & Anna (Hanson) Brierley. Ed worked for the General Motors Co., where he retired from, previously he worked for the Consolidated Printing Co. He lived most of his life in North Smithfield where he volunteered at the animal shelter. He enjoyed playing cards and watching old movies especially John Wayne. He had a passion for the game of golf. He is survived by his nephews, David Lariviere and David Brierly, nieces, Donna Vilandre and Rebecca Brierly and a brother in law Albert Lariviere. He was preceded in death by his siblings David Brierly and Anna Lariviere. Calling hours will be held Friday from 10-11am in the Keene-Brown Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Rd., North Smithfield. Burial in Blackstone Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the North Smithfield Animal Shelter.