Hilde Griffin of Chelmsford

5781 GriffinHilde  (Havenith) Griffin 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 the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266., or Compassionate Care ALS 752 W. Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth, MA 02540. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

7 Condolences for Hilde Griffin of Chelmsford

    Angie / Ed Jordan

    Love and our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Hilde will be missed by all who’s life she touched.


    mary daley

    I was so sorry to hear of Hilde’s passing….I remember her from the days of South Row School where our children went You will be in our prayers and thoughts ..mary and dan daley



    My love and sympathy to the entire family on the loss of your Mom Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



    To the Griffin family: I am very sorry to hear of Hilde’s passing. I worked at Chelmsford Village as a lifeguard for seven summers and like clockwork, most every day, Hilde would stroll through the gates around 12:30 to meet with her friends, play cards, and swim. Hilde was always one of the last swimmers for the season, and whether coming or going from the Village, would always give me a wave. Her grandchildren were a wonderful source of pride for her and I know you will all miss her tremendously. A very lovely lady, who made a very special impression on me. Warmly, Barrett Lawlor


    Kit Bianchi

    Anna & Bill, so sorry for your loss. May the memories of the good times sustain you during this difficult time.
    Kit Bianchi


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