William Griffin, of New Providence, NJ, passed away on February 8, 2020. Visitation will be held at Dooley Colonial Home in Westfield on Tuesday, February, 11th from 3-7pm. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at Holy Trinity Church at 10:30am. Interment will be private at Fairview Cemetery.
William Griffin was born in Dorchester, MA, to Alice Goodale Griffin and her husband. He was a resident of Westfield for 43 years. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Butler) Griffin, loving father of Gail Ryan and her husband Timothy (Monroe Township, NJ), Susan Miller and her husband Russell (La Jolla, California) and William Griffin III and his wife Michelle (Sun Valley, Idaho). He was the cherished grandfather of Elizabeth and Jonathan Miller, Brendan, Patrick and Kaelin Ryan, Avery, Alexandria and William Griffin IV.
He was a graduate of M.I.T and attended Yale University on an Atomic Energy Fellowship receiving a Masters’ Degree in Chemical Engineering. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps in Military Intelligence during the Korean War.
All his life, he was an avid BoSox fan and followed them intensely culminating in four World Series Championships.
William, our dad and husband, was limitless in his love for country, faith and family. His intellectual capacity, moral compass and unconditional love illuminated the world for all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Catholic League (CatholicLeague.org) or The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (Marineheritage.com).