The following is from Dello Russo Funeral Home.
Joseph E. Griffin, of Medford, died Monday in the South Shore Hospital, Weymouth. A lifelong resident of Medford, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Brogan) Griffin. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, after which he worked as a guard employed by the MBTA.
Joe was a proud member of the Carman's Union, Local 589, and liked hunting, fishing, reading, car and appliance repair. He enjoyed his AM radio and politics. He was always available with advice, or to help family and friends, but most of all he loved his family.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Stanton) Griffin and devoted father of Thomas Griffin and his partner Sandra Stone of Medford, Susan Desmond and her husband Michael of Hull, Karen Raffa of Londonderry, N.H., and Paddy Griffin and her partner Steve McCabe of Derry, N.H. He was the loving grandfather of Justin, Maeve, Micah, Jelene, Katie, Jill, Joey, Austin and Tayla, and the loving great grandfather of Cody, Devin, Owen, Maria and Ronnie. Joe was the brother of the late John, William, Martha, Mary, Barbara, Ruthie, Evelyn and Francis. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Rita Griffin of Billerica, his Butler Street friends, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph's name may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.