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Obituary: Hilde (Havenith) Griffin

Published in The Boston Globe on May 2, 2016

GRIFFIN, Hilde (Havenith) Of Chelmsford, age 75, died Friday April 29, 2016 at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Milton, MA. She was married to William H. Griffin of Chelmsford who died March 8, 1980. Born in Putnam, CT she was the daughter of the late Josef and Maria P. (Braun) Havenith of Danielson CT.

A graduate of Killingly High School, Becker Junior College and the John Robert Powers School of Boston, Hilde worked for EG&G in Boston before marrying and settling in Chelmsford to raise her family. She re-entered the workforce after her husband passed away, working in various Administrative roles in the Merrimack Valley with Wang, Raytheon, CTA Bedford and Verizon. Active in retirement, Hilde was a member of the Chelmsford Women of Today, the Red Hat Society and volunteered for several years at Lowell General Hospital. An accomplished traveler, Hilde especially enjoyed poolside gatherings with her many RoseGarden friends, home improvement projects with Richie and Christine Chateauneuf and knitting for Project Linus.

She is survived by her sons, William P. and his wife Anna of Chelmsford, John H. and his wife Laura of Lawrence, daughter Nicole M. and her husband Hugh Hawkins of Boston, two grandsons Christopher and Shawn, four granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and many, many close friends.

Visiting hours Wednesday morning 9am to 12noon with a funeral service at Noon at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St.,CHELMSFORD. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Compassionate Care ALS 752 W. Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, MA 02540. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041. Guestbook at – See more.