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Marilyn Griswold "Lyn" Griswold

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Marilyn Griswold "Lyn" Griswold Obituary


Marilyn (Bryan) Griswold, 88, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Apple Rehab in Cromwell. She was the widow of John R. Griswold. Born in Buffalo, NY, Marilyn, affectionately known as Lyn, was the daughter of the late William and Elsie (Steurer) Bryan. She was a former resident of Chicago, IL and Springfield, MA before moving to Berlin in 1950. Lyn was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, IL. She was formerly employed as a newspaper reporter, substitute school teacher in Berlin and later, at the Middletown Press, as a Social Editor, before retiring. Lyn was an active member of the Berlin Historical Society and the Berlin Congregational Church, where she served on numerous committees. She also served as a volunteer at the Friendship Center in New Britain where she enjoyed helping others. Lyn was a woman of strong faith and had a great love for her family, her many friends and nature. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons. Lyn was a great conversationalist and always found interest in others. She was generous in spirit and in giving of her time. She loved the outdoors, was an avid gardener and enjoyed bird-watching. Lyn loved and appreciated antiques and enjoyed reading. Surviving her are her three children, Bryan Griswold and his wife Maureen, Meg Nieman and her husband Peter, and Mark Griswold, all of Berlin; a sister, Joan Dickinson of Cromwell; four grandsons, Matthew Griswold, Michael Griswold, David Nieman, and Daniel Nieman; a niece, Lynn Dickinson; and a nephew, Lee Dickinson. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM at Berlin Congregational Church. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, CT 06037. Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please share a memory of Marilyn with the family in the on line guest book @ www.ericksonhansen.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 10, 2014
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