SOUTHINGTON - Clarence J. Griffith, age 99, formerly of Marion, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Mercy Franciscan at Schroder in Ohio.
He was born in Spears, Ky., on April 17, 1913, the son of the late Robert Marshall and Anna Lisa (Walker) Griffith. On June 13, 1936 in Newport, R.I., Clarence married his wife, Margaret (Corey) Griffith, and they enjoyed 51 wonderful years together until her passing on Dec. 22, 1987. Clarence lived in Marion, for 62 years before moving to Hamilton, Ohio in 2007 to be closer to his family. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy
, a member of the Plantsville Congregational Church, and a member of Friendship 33 A.F. & A.M. in Southington.
Clarence is survived by his two daughters, Mary Ann (William) Barbier and Carol "CJ" Couto; seven grandchildren, Catherine, Scott, Sharon, Andrea, Mark, Todd and Stacie; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Lee and Marshall; and sisters, Christine and Dora.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial with full military honors will follow in Wonx Spring Cemetery, Plantsville. Calling hours will be held from 9 to10 a.m. before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clarence's memory may be made to the Masonic Friendship Lodge 33, 76 Main St. Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneral.com.