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Mary L. Griffin

Family & friends are invited to visit with family on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Mary L. Griffin, who died on Wednesday, September 25th unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, after being stricken at her Revere home, at 92 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home following the visitation, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013, Mary Griffin celebrated an early 92nd birthday at a lunch with 20 relatives including her nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, & great-grand-nephews.  She had a delightful time being the center of love & attention.  On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, her actual 92nd birthday, she left us to celebrate her real birthday with her late parents Kathryn F. & William J. Griffin, brothers William D. & his wife Helen, brother Robert F. & his wife Ann, their daughter Caroline P. Murad & grandson Joe Murad, & many other relatives & dear friends.  With so many waiting for her in Heaven, one can only imagine the joy & “the grand bash” that happened.  Mary lived her entire life in the family home in Revere & summered for over 50 years in York, Maine.  She was a WAVE during World War II, repairing trainer airplanes in Louisiana, where she earned the rank of Machinist Mate First Class.  After the war, she returned to the New England Telephone Company as an operator, & during her career she was promoted numerous times.  Upon retirement, she became active in the Melrose Garden Club, the Telephone Pioneers & the Revere Women’s Club.  In recent years, she worked on the Women’s Club history book, as well as on fund raising for the groups’ scholarship fund.  She is the devoted aunt to: Jane M. Gifun & husband Joseph of Andover, Maryann Jalkut & her husband Thomas of Walpole, Kathryn Swegart & her husband Robert of Rome, Maine, William Griffin & his wife Patricia of Westwood, Robert Griffin & his wife Tanya of Huntington Beach, California, Daniel Griffin & his wife Joan of Franklin, Cynthia Griffin of Quincy, & the late Caroline P. Murad.  Also lovingly survived by 16 grand-nieces & nephews, 11 great-grand-nieces & nephews, & many treasured friends from Revere & Maine.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Revere Womens’ Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Ms. Charline I. DelVecchio, 16 Lambert St., Revere, MA 02151.  “To celebrate Mary’s love of life, please wear a bit of yellow, her favorite color, at her funeral in celebration of the love which she so generously bestowed on family & friends.”

Services

Visitation Hours

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Revere Womens’ Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Ms. Charline I. DelVecchio, 16 Lambert St., Revere, MA 02151.  “To celebrate Mary’s love of life, please wear a bit of yellow, her favorite color, at her funeral in celebration of the love which she so generously bestowed on family & friends.”

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  1. Joyce (Riley) Wehrmeister
    Oct 18 2013

    We are sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Mary. I will always keep Mary in my heart. She is with her parents in heaven. God Bless

  2. Joyce (Riley) Wehrmeister
    Oct 18 2013

    I am sorry for your loss. Mary was very special to me. I grew up looking for Mary to be at the cottage in York Beach. I always looked forward to chatting with her. When I was little she would let me walk Griffin. She would come with us and we would talk about anything. She picked blueberries from the tree between our cottages.she would bake the most delicious muffins.
    The Saturday before she passed we chatted at the back deck.Mary was reminising about all of us playing together and how things have changed. She always asked about my children. That means so much to me. I will always keep Mary in my heart.She is with her parents in heaven. God Bless

  3. Margie Wynne
    Oct 15 2013

    I know you are happy in heaven with your family and all the friends from Midnight Drive. The beach won’t be the same next summer without there. Love Margie, Sue and Ashleigh Wynne xoxoxo

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