RICHARD J. “DICK” GRIFFITH

January 14, 2024

RICHARD J. “DICK” GRIFFITH
U.S. Veteran

UNITED STATES MARINES

Korean War

RICHARD S. “Dick” GRIFFITH –   of Woburn, Sunday, January 14th.  Beloved husband of the late Norma (Osgood) Griffith, at ninety four years of age.  Cherished Uncle of Scott T Griffith, his wife Jacqueline of Alton Bay, New Hampshire, Richard A. Butland of Tewksbury, Robin Lacey of Haverhill, Lauren Adario, her husband Steve of Lynnfield. Gail Griffith of New Hampshire and the late Robert Griffith Jr. Along with his grand nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, January 22nd at 1 P.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Monday 10:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m., PRIOR to the Funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the Wounded Warrior P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.

  Richard S “Dick”Griffith passed away Sunday, January 14 at the age of 94. Dick was the beloved husband of the late Norma, (Osgood) Griffith. 
 
Born in Milford, Mass., he was the son of the late George E. and May, (Proctor) Griffith. Raised and educated there, Dick was a graduate of the Somerville vocational school, where he studied mechanics.
 
Dick and Norma met briefly before his departure to the United States Marines. When Dick returned home, two years later, they picked up right where they left off! When Dick returned to California, Norma was right at his side as Mrs. Griffith. For the next 70 years, they travelled together, having made their home for well over 60 of those years here in Woburn.
 
Visiting all over the United States, Canada and Europe, they certainly were not any strangers to travelling. 
   
Dick was a Staff Sergeant with the United States, Marine Corps., Korean War. He was also Senior Deputy Inspector to the registrar of Massachusetts Motor Vehicles. He retired as a Captain of the Massachusetts State Police.
 
Dick was actively involved in antique cars, particularly in the restoration of them. Belonging to several organizations, they would all travel together to the antique shows all across the US and Canada. Many many lifelong friendships were established and maintained over the years.
 
Dick and Norma had a very special relationship with their nieces and nephews. Where they were not blessed with children, they were very very blessed and active in their lives. On the field, off the field, graduations, weddings, and everything in between, they were there for it all, and loved it.
 
Cherished Uncle of Scott T Griffith, his wife, Jacqueline of Alton Bay, New Hampshire, Richard, A Butland of Tewksbury, Robin Lacey, of Haverhill, Lauren Adario, her husband Steve of Lynnfield. Gail Griffith, of New Hampshire, and the late Robert Griffith Jr. Along with his grand nieces and nephews.
 
A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, January 22nd at 1 P.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Monday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., PRIOR to the Funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the Wounded Warrior P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home , 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, January 22nd at 1 P.M.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Monday 10:30 a.m – 12:55 p.m. PRIOR to the Funeral. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Ma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the Wounded Warrior P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.

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  1. Sue & Paul St.Hilaire

    We’re so sorry we can’t be with you to join in the celebration of Dick’s life. He was an extraordinary man and we enjoyed his friendship with Norma for over 50 years. Our deepest sympathy to you. We’ve always been so impressed with your care and devotion to Dick & Norma. It was exemplary. We’ll get together when we come home in the spring.

  2. Mimi & Jim Pierce

    Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed listening to all Dicks stories during coffee hour after church. Enjoyed his garden vegetables too. Jim & Mimi Pierce

  3. Rest In Peace Dick now that you have joined Norma Our story goes way back when my brother Ronnie and I were just 8 and 11 the youngest of 6 and our family moved in next door. Dick and Norma were always kind to us and our crazy family Over the years they became a part of our family and will forever hold a special place in my heart and memories
    Sending love and prayers ❤️🙏

  4. Dick was one of my father’s best friends. I grew up with Norma and Dick at holidays, every Xmas Eve at my brother’s, and driving his antique car at other brothers wedding. He and Norma are very missed by my family and I.

  5. Lauren, Rick, and Robin,
    My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your uncle. I know he was a very special member of your family. I was lucky to get to know him briefly during the fellowship time at church. He was a fascinating person.
    Carolyn (MacFarland) Cribbie

  6. Walter R. Welton

    Dick was a great guy and had a good sense of humor. I always enjoyed talking to him at our monthly V8 club meetings. Dick and Norma will be sorely missed at our club events. R.I.P.

  7. James Tzitzon, MMVIA

    Our deepest sympathies to the family on your loss.

    His name will be added to the mmviaregistryinspector.org “MEMORY WALL”

  8. Charlie Culhane

    Griffith family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never forgotten they live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane, Cmdr.
    Woburn 88, DAV

  9. Roger Bergeron and Family

    Sending sincere condolences to the Griffith Family. Dick was a wonderful man and a great childhood (through adulthood) friend of Roger. He will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace with Norma. Sincerely, Roger Bergeron and family.

  10. Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    To the Griffith family, I am saddened to see this about Dick’s passing. Dick was a great friend of my family over the years. You are all in my daily prayers during this very difficult time

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