Elaine Theresa Griffin
Elaine T. Griffin, at the age of 93, departed this world peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 surrounded by family and her beloved dog. Elaine called Florida home for the past eight years, originally from Massachusetts.
Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts she was the eldest daughter of Edwin and Nora Gedick. She was preceded in passing by her sisters, Thelma Gedick and Prisilla Devareau. Elaine met the love of her life Gerald Griffin of Lynn, Massachusetts (deceased) and married on September 22, 1955. The couple settled in Peabody, Massachusetts and raised four children, Jeffery Griffin (deceased), Kathleen Griffin, Gregory Griffin and Karen Kerr. Elaine worked many positions during her life utilizing a business school education most notably as keypunch operator (a very early version of the computer) and supervisor at Essex Bank in Peabody, Massachusetts. She worked the overnight shift so the children would always have a parent home with them during their young years. Elaine, after retiring, returned to the workforce at the local YMCA in membership services. She moved to Orlando, Florida with her son in 2013. In addition to her children, Elaine cherished her 5 grand daughters and recently was blessed with a great granddaughter. Auntie Elaine had 4 nieces and nephews.
Elaine enjoyed cooking, volunteering at her local Y and was active at her church. Travel became a passion in her later life with many bus tours to Niagara Falls, Canada, Pennsylvania Dutch Country with her dear lifelong friends. A love of Walt Disney World resulted in many trips even before her move to Florida. The highlight of family outings, birthdays and the holidays and her loving smile are memories her family will cherish always. Her passion was always her children and family. She loved being a mom and grandma.
A remembrance celebration will be held at a later date to honor this kind and caring woman and to remember the many lives that were touched by her love and compassion.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in Elaine’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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