Joseph L. Grignon

July 22, 2008

Joseph L. Grignon
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

JOSEPH L. GRIGNON – in Woburn, July 22nd. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy F. (Heffernan) Grignon. Devoted father of Teresa Grignon of Wilmington and Virginia Chapman and Patricia Lundgren, both of Lowell. Also survived by 4 grandchildren, 3 great-granddaughters and 3 great-grandsons. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 25th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Joseph L. Grignon, a longtime resident of East Woburn, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, July 22nd, at Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy F. “Dot” (Heffernan) Grignon, who died in 1995, he was eighty-three years of age.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maude Grignon. He grew up in Boston and attended schools there, completing his education at Boston Trade School and Franklin Institute.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the Pacific Carrier Force in the US Navy, aboard the USS Bennington.

Joe and Dot were married in 1948 and lived in Medford for a period of time before taking up residence in Woburn in 1958. He worked for Boston Gas Company for forty-five years. Starting in the service department, he worked his way up the ladder and eventually retired from marketing department in the Malden office of Boston Gas.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and later his great-grandchildren. He also had many loyal friends with whom he regularly met and enjoyed outings together. A great sports fan, he loved fishing and watching baseball and football games. He also enjoyed archery and target shooting, hobbies he engaged in along with a friend on trips to New Hampshire. Until recent months, Joe was an avid walker who frequently could be found walking around Horn Pond.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dot.

Surviving are three daughters, Teresa Grignon of Wilmington and Virginia Chapman and Patricia Lundgren, both of Lowell. He was also the cherished grandfather of four grandchildren, three great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

The funeral will be held from from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 25th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn, at 10. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. To the Grigon Girl’s So sorry for your loss’ you had wonderful parent’s; my pleasure to have known them; god bless all of you’ Love Betty’

  2. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. What a great guy he was, with a close loving family.
    Jill

  3. LINDA FENNELLY –
    Patty and Ginny, I am so sorry I couldn’t make it to the service, please know that I was thinking of you and feeling your pain. there is nothing worse than losing a family member,I found it so hard to lose my dad, he was such a great dad, as i’m sure yours was. hang in there and be there for each other, and please Patty stay in touch.

  4. Teresa and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

    Love & “Light”
    Marie

  5. Bob Duerden – Green Valley, AZ
    I worked with Joe at Boston Gas. Always a gentleman, he was a great guy to be around. Joe always had a smile on his face, just like the one in the photo chosen for his obituary. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  6. Teresa and family,
    my prayers are for you to find comfort and that you may find strength to continue to move forward.
    Best of wishes
    Eddie

  7. Teresa, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Dear Teresa and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Sincerely, Jennifer Vetree

  9. Aggie

    My prayers are with you Teresa and your family. Your dad was so lucky to have such wonderful and loving children. You all will be Blessed.

  10. Bonnie Fishman

    Teresa and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Teresa always talked about how lucky she felt to have such a wonderful man as her father.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Fondly,
    Bonnie Fishman

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    With sincere sympathy,
    RheEtta

  12. GINNY & FAMILY,
    DAVE AND I SEND ALL OF YOU OUR SINCERE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY THE LORD HOLD YOU TIGHTLY IN HIS LOVING ARMS. 🙂

  13. Claudia Dias,

    Teresa and family. I am so sorry for your loose. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family in the difficult time.

  14. Pam Nickerson

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ginny often spoke about what a wonderful father she was lucky to have.
    Love,

    Pam

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