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Thomas M. Griffin Sr.

1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas M. Griffin Sr. Obituary
Thomas M. Griffin Sr. Feb. 28, 1924 - Jul. 23, 2014 NORWICH - Thomas M. Griffin Sr., 90, died on Wednesday while at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Manchester, NH on Feb. 28, 1924 to the late Thomas T. and Margaret (Cahillane) Griffin. After completing high school, Tom entered the US Navy, serving during WWII as a Fireman 2nd Class until his Honorable Discharge. He worked as a Chemical Worker at Pfizer Corp., thereafter, until his retirement. On Dec. 9, 1946 at St. Mary Church in Greenville, he married the former Freda Laskowski who predeceased him in 1972. On July 17, 1976 he married the former Alma Franukiewicz Rizzuto at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. She predeceased him in 2009. He is survived by his sons; Thomas M. Griffin Jr., Timothy Griffin, his daughter, Dona Carter, and five grandchildren; Christopher, Billy, Amy, Jacob and Lucas, two great grandchildren; Jayden and Lily and several nieces and nephews. Tom was a member of the American Legion Post-4 in Norwich and a Eucharistic Minister at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Norwich. He was an avid Red Sox and Notre Dame fan. Tom was a devout Catholic and loved his family very much. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 A.M. at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 180 Elizabeth St., Norwich, CT. Interment with Military Honors will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 815 Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit
Published in Norwich Bulletin on July 26, 2014
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