MARGUERITE G. GRIFFIN - BURLINGTON - Marguerite G. Griffin, 85, died peacefully in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. She was born in Vergennes on Jan. 1, 1928, the daughter of Homer and Mildred (Wells) Grenier. She was married to her beloved husband and best friend, Thomas, on July 16, 1949, in Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington. He predeceased her in 2011. She was also predeceased by her beloved daughter, Mary Griffin in 1995. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Keith and husband, Robert Keith; three sons, Thomas Griffin Jr., Chris Griffin and companion, Ann Cerrato, all of Burlington, Barry Griffin and wife, Barbara, of Burlington, and their daughter, Amanda Richard of Middlebury; two granddaughters, Wendy Benefield of Colorado, and Selena Irish and husband, Kenney, of Colchester; two great-granddaughters, Adriana Benefield of Colorado, and Hailey Irish of Colchester; one sister, Maria Jarvis of South Burlington; sister-in-law, Arlene Griffin of Essex Junction; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity, always putting other's needs before her own. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Marge will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone at Birchwood Terrace for the compassionate care and attention extended to their mother during her illness. There will be no visiting hours. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Ready Funeral and Cremation Service South Chapel, Burlington. To send online condolences to the family please visit

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 7, 2013