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Helen M. Griffin

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Helen M. (Shaw) Griffin, 87, died, Saturday, January 8, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of Gerald J. Griffin who died in 1990 and Joseph W. Yelle who died in 1952. Born in Buckland, Mass. on November 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Carrie E. (Pratt) Shaw. Mrs. Griffin was a recent resident of Westborough, lived in Shrewsbury for the previous five years and formerly resided in Fairhaven and Medway. She graduated from ARMS Academy in Shelburne Falls and the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. She worked as a registered nurse for many years and later for New England Telephone Co. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Sansotta of Irvine, Calif. and Maureen Bennett of Westborough and three grandchildren, Matthew Sansotta of Glendora, Calif. and Lane and Griffin Bennett, both of Westborough. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass on Monday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Josephs Church, 151 Village St. in Medway. Burial will follow at St. Josephs Cemetery in Medway. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Friends of Maiti Nepal, 63-6 Commercial Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 or online @ www.networkforgood.org. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Ginley-Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St., Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com).

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2011
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