Robert D. Griffin

FAYSTON - Robert Dennis Griffin, 82, passed away in the comfort of his home and family on Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2018. Born in North Fayston on Feb. 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Dennis O. and Ina Mae (Pickett) Griffin. On June 27, 1954, he married the former Muriel Bissell in Moretown.
Bob attended schools in Fayston and Waitsfield and then, as a young man, went to work with his father logging for Ward Lumber Co. for several years. He then embarked on a long and distinguished career in construction and heavy equipment operations, working for S.G. Phillips Construction, Kingsbury Construction, Colton Construction and J.A. McDonald. In 2000, Bob followed his own entrepreneurial dream and founded Griffin and Griffin Excavating with his son, Michael, which he operated until the time of his death.
In his leisure time, Bob enjoyed attending NASCAR races, as well as following them on television, trying his luck on scratch-off tickets and megabucks, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids and great-grandkids.
Bob is loved and mourned by his wife of 64 years, Muriel Griffin, of Fayston; their children, Nancy Rowell and her husband, Richard, of East Montpelier, Betsy Rutledge, of North Fayston, and Dennis Griffin and his partner, Sandy Sabin, of Claremont, New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Hillary LaFond and her husband, Brian, Elizabeth McCormick and her husband, Joseph, Amanda Farrell and her husband, Brian, Erin Martin and her husband, Justin, Christopher Griffin and his fiancée, Amanda Cadieux, and Jeremiah Rutledge and his wife, Sara; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Hale, of Stowe; his canine best friend, Rocky; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Bob was predeceased by his son, Michael Griffin, on Sept. 21, 2001, and two brothers, William and Charles Griffin.
Funeral services will be held from the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in North Fayston Cemetery. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673; or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Rd., Barre, VT 05641 ( To send online condolences, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page.

Funeral Home

Perkins-Parker Funeral Home
48 South Main Street / P.O. Box 46 Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-7223

Published in Times Argus on Aug. 29, 2018