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Marie K. Griffis


1934 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Marie K. Griffis 1934-2010 MANCHESTER Marie K. Griffis, 76, a lifelong resident of Manchester, died on October 11, 2010 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer, She was surrounded by her family at the Equinox Terrace where she had received loving care over her last few weeks of life. Marie was born in Manchester on January 4, 1934, the daughter of Albert Kent Sr. and Anna (LaGrange) Kent. She was a graduate and Salutatorian of Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester. She married Dudley P. Griffis, Jr. on October 16, 1954. Dudley passed away on March 8, 2005. Marie was a longtime office manager, 37 years, and personal friend of Jack and Phyllis Heaton with THM Management in Manchester. She was an avid fan of BBA sports teams and was an accomplished athlete in her younger years. She enjoyed reading as well as going to casinos. She loved taking her annual trips to Maine with her family and spending most of her free time with her grandchildren. She is survived by a son; Dudley P. "Butch" Griffis III of Manchester, Vt., three daughters; Kathy E. Griffis of Burlington, Vt., Leslie A. Beck of Waterbury Center, Vt., and Mary J. Griffis of Salem, N.Y., three brothers; Albert "Skee" Kent, Jr. and William Kent both of Manchester, Vt., and Walter "Buster" Kent of Danby, Vt., her grandchildren; Melody and Carly Pagliuca of Burlington, Vt., Savanna Cary of Salem, N.Y., Connor and Eli Beck of Waterbury Center, Vt., and Maddison Boege of Salem, N.Y., many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friends Elayne Graham and Naomi Bowen. FUNERAL NOTICE: Memorial services will be held on Friday October 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Manchester.Reverend Debbie Earthrowl will be officiating the service. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Marie be made to the in care of Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2010
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