Jack L. Griffin
August 25, 1940 - August 24, 2017
At. Mr. Griffin's request, there will be no formal services.
Jack L. Griffin, died one day before his 77th birthday, August 24, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He knew he was loved and comforted by his family and caregivers.
Jack was born in Alfred on August 25, 1940 the son of Dorian L. and Margaret (Turner) Griffin. As a young man, fate would have it that he would catch the eye of the 16 year old girl next door, Geraldine Carignan, and they married on March 6, 1964, recently celebrating 53 years together! They welcomed two sons, Brian and Jack into their hearts and home in Springvale.
Jack was instilled from an early age that to get ahead, you needed to work. He began working in the local shoe shops with his father. He then was hired by Cyro on the third shift as a glass cutter. On his own, he could put out more product than two men on the first shift. Jack could fix or repair most anything; he was well versed in electrical work, carpentry and repairing engines. He loved nothing better than getting a race car in tip top shape.
When the kids were younger, they all enjoyed going fishing for hornpout. Jack had the “gift of gab” and would help anyone. He was “old school” and set in his ways; but was always the gentleman who at times could be generous to a fault. When his granddaughters came along, they had Grampy wrapped around their fingers! Jack was a homebody and enjoyed taking care of his home inside and out.
Jack was devoted to his wife and family and men of his stature are a rare breed in today’s world. He has been released from his suffering and had entered into eternal rest.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Gerry Griffin of Springvale; his two sons, Brian M. and Jack T. Griffin, both of Springvale; his two lovely granddaughters, Katie Marie and Sarah Ann; his two brothers, Danny and Don Griffin; and two sisters, Gail Knowles and Darrie Hubbard; and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by three siblings, Gloria Gouin, Dixie Gerrish and Wayne Griffin.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.