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Glennon R. Griffin, 53

WESTBOROUGH - Glennon R. Griffin, age 53, of Westborough, MA, died November 8th, 2017. He is survived by his five children, Emily of Worcester, MA, Glennon of San Francisco, CA, Beth, Kevin, and Alison of Worcester, MA, his parents Glennon and Mary Griffin of Templeton, MA, his sister Carolyn Griffin of Marlborough, MA, his brother John Griffin of Chicago, IL, his sisters Mary (Griffin) Sikora and her husband Anthony Sikora of Saint Charles, IL and by many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was a graduate of Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA and an honor's graduate of University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Following the graduation, he entered the financial industry where he spent his career, beginning as a senior underwriter, at Worcester Insurance Company. He then worked as a loan officer at Orix Lending Alliance. In 2000 he joined American Express Financial Advisors as an independent franchisee where he remained for the balance of his working life.

Glenn will be remembered for his brilliant and delightful sense of humor. He held fast to his old school values of family and friendship. He had a kind heart and was a champion of the underdog. He loved "the game" and the camaraderie that went with it. He leaves an empty seat at family cribbage matches and is "up by three" at gin rummy. He was an accomplished golfer and proud of his Green Hill Albatross. He was known for his grill work at backyard barbecues accompanied by Pearl Jam and Jackson Brown.

He was very loyal to his friends and was known as "the vault". You could tell him anything and your secret was safe with him. A loving and strict father especially when it came to education. He was a man of integrity. He had a way of showing love without saying a word. We miss him already.

Calling hours are at Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, MA on Wednesday, November 15th from 4 pm to 7 pm. There will be a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th at Saint Luke's Catholic Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough where Glenn was a parishioner. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Saint John's Food for the Poor Program (44 Temple St., Worcester, MA, 01604).

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, 2017.
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November 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to Glenn's family and friends. I had not seen him since he was a young boy growing up in Holden, and I felt a strong sense of sadness when I read about Glenn's passing. I well remember his wit, intelligence, loyalty, and sense of fairness. May happy memories help you during this difficult time.
Pauline Cormier
November 17, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Glenn was a good man, and raised a great family. He was way too young. Here's to knowing he is resting in a better place and is at peace. My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.

Sending my love.
Matt Gorgoglione
November 16, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss as Glenn seemed like a person I wish I had the privilege of knowing. It was my son Evan who knew Glenn and expressed his sadness to us when he told us of Glenn's passing.
May All the Wonderful Memories You've Shared, Sustain You all during this Difficult Time.
Sharon Kutz
November 16, 2017
I thank you Glenn for being such a kind hearted man, last night i was able to see what a beautiful family you have and hear such good memories of you how you always helped others, and such a humble smart and loving respectful father son... friend...the year and half i had the opportinity to know you, while only brief, Has touched me because i will never forget how you always came up to me and said Hi Andrea with a kind smile. I know you are at peace but so many people love you and your testimony will help those lives you touched. God puts people in soneones life for a reason, you were there for my best friend jeff, who has been there for me. Friends helping friends putting another before even themselves. You are all our guardian angel that will be remembered because your spirit is still so alive. Love Your friend Andrea LaVigne
Andrea LaVigne
November 14, 2017
My friend Glennor,we are glad that we had a chance to know you and to share unforgettable moments.
You always going to be in our hearts.
Love from your Brazilian friends from SF.
November 14, 2017
I'll love you forever, Dad.
Alison Griffin
November 14, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very sad time! Love Elly
Elly Mahoney
November 14, 2017
Condolences. To John and all the extended Griffin family; support each other and you will mend this wound.
Paul Scherdell
November 14, 2017
My sincere condolences for the loss of Glenn. Heaven gained an angel. May you find some comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Surround yourself with those you love and who love you. God speed.
Liane (Bachant) Jalette
November 14, 2017
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace. Amen.
Marc Bourgeois
November 14, 2017
Mary and Glenn, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jane Morgan
November 13, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about this. Glenn was a smart, kind and gentle older brother I remember looking up to as a kid. He was a quiet guy with a wry smile and a joke for us kids every now and then. It's a great loss to a great family. Prayers for you all, Griffin family.
Sally Hewitt McInnis
November 13, 2017
Ten months younger than me, but my big brother from the start. I will miss you forever. I knew you truly and I loved you deeply. You are part of who I am. I would be less without your influence. I will try to remember what you would do or say. Thank you for caring about me so much all these years. You were one of a kind. Thank you for loving our parents so well. Thank you for the beautiful children you raised. You leave a legacy.
November 12, 2017
Your smile and wonderful personality is missed terribly. Loved his sense of humor and quick wit! My most sincere condolences to the family. Heaven needed another angel. May you find peace my friend in the arms of the angels. You will me sorely missed. Much love, hugs and prayers. GOD speed.
Jan Phillipo
Jan Phillipo
November 12, 2017
May you Rest In Peace, Glenn. We will miss your kind, gentle spirit.
November 12, 2017
Glenn was thoughtful, kind, quick witted, funny Man.
I will miss our days on the links and sitting around the pitch table.
My thoughts and prayers are surrounding his family during this difficult time.
May he rest amoungst the angel's.
Deepest heartfelt condolences,
Ellen McQuade
November 12, 2017
Sending you my love and prayers. Glenn was a kind person with a wonderful soul- many good memories and laughter that will be remembered fondly- so very sorry for your loss- Sue
Susan Ryan Smith
November 12, 2017
We are so sad to hear about Glenn's passing. God must have something very important for him to do. The entire Griffin family is in our prayers.

The Keller family of Holden
Erin Keller
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