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Helen Barbara Griffin

April 13, 1930 December 2, 2018
Helen Barbara Griffin
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Obituary for Helen Barbara Griffin

April 13, 1930 – December 2, 2018 - Helen Barbara (Madigan) Griffin, Peabody, Ma., our beautiful mother passed away on a cold and rainy Sunday morning with family by her side. She was wife to Robert Timothy Griffin, Esq. and WWII Veteran who predeceased her in 2000, devoted mother to her 8 children, loving grandmother to her 9 grandchildren and her 5 grand dogs.

Barbara, as she was known, enjoyed ice skating, classical music, playing the piano, Nantucket, the arts and sciences, politics and being with her family. She was a member of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan where she was born and lived until 11 years old. After moving to Long Island, she completed her nursing degree from The Long Island College Hospital and practiced nursing until she retired.

Barbara is survived by 7 of her 8 children. Robert T Griffin, Jr. and his wife Eve, Nancy Griffin and her wife Denise Atkinson, Cynthia Griffin, Barbara Roberts and her husband Alec, Jennifer Griffin, Ann Ewanouski and her husband David and Paul Griffin and his wife Trish. Her second born, John T Griffin, Esq. passed away in 2014. Nana is survived by her grandchildren. Sarah and Elizabeth Griffin, Benjamin Roberts, Katherine Frisina, Andrew Frisina and his wife Bryn, Garrett and Griffin Ewanouski and Robert and Henry Griffin. Also survived by her loving grand dogs, Madigan, Pucci, Otto, Patriot and Baloo.

She will be greatly missed by her very large extended family of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Helen Barbara Griffin will be buried with her loving husband in New York at the Frederick W. Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Funeral services will be private.

In luie of flowers, please send a donation in her honor to The Kaplan House, Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923.


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