Mr. Robert D. Griffin

  • Born: January 1, 1928
  • Died: February 12, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert D Griffin. of Reading,passed away on Tuesday Feb. 12th 2019 peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was 91 years of age.

Born in Winchester, Robert was the loving son of the late John J. and Margaret (DuLong) Griffin. Robert proudly defended our freedom as a member of the United States Navy. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Beloved husband of the late Dorothy E. (Jordan) Griffin for 60 years of marriage. Devoted father of John Griffin and his wife Susan, David Griffin and his wife Janet, Cathy Thigpen and her husband Ray, Jim Griffin and his wife Dawn, Nancy Nichols, Ann Marie Casey and her husband Paul, Joan LeBlanc and her husband Barry. Loving grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 10. Dear brother of the late Blanche Cantrell, Kathleen Richards, Charlotte Placido and John Griffin. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service Celebrating Robert's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday February 16th 2019 in the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING at 10 am. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Charles Lawn Cemetery, Reading.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday February 15, 2019 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Parking attendants will be available.

Please consider donation in memory of Robert to H.O.T. (Helping Our Troops) P.O. Box 80817 Stoneham MA 02180.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences for your loss. Bob was an amazing guy who always made everyone laugh. Sending lots of love.

Posted by Kerry McDonald - San Francisco, CA - Family Friend   February 26, 2019

To The Griffin Family, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad, your Mom and Dad were the nicest people. I remember them both well. My thoughts and prayers to your entire family. It's really hard losing your parents

Posted by Sally Johnston-Chanonhouse - Rockford, IL - Family Friend   February 16, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a great guy and I know you'll miss him terribly. Fred sends his regards to you all also.

Fred Comeau
Lorna and Paul Tilton

Posted by A friend   February 16, 2019

To the Griffin Family-
Dot and Bob were the best of neighbors for 50+ years. Bob was a worker and always helpful when I had questions. We had fun family times in each others yards and spent many enjoyable hours on your porch watching the world go by. He is missed.

Sheila Young

"When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure."

Posted by Sheila Young - Reading, MA - Friend   February 15, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life at John 6:40.

Posted by VG    February 14, 2019


I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He's with his wife again. Rest in peace Mr. G.

Posted by Julia Shea - MA   February 14, 2019

It is sad to hear about your father, Nancy. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Gargi Patel - Reading, UK   February 14, 2019

Cathy I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My heart is heavy and sad for all of the family. I know only to well the emptiness that his passing will leave. Prayers and hugs.
Deb Hayward

Posted by Deborah Hayward - MILTON, NH - Classmate   February 14, 2019

I am sorry to hear of your Dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Carolyn Rabideau-Dubois - Reading, MA - Classmate   February 13, 2019