SOUTHBRIDGE: James J. Griswold, 78 of Summer St. died Thursday, June 14, at Harrington Hospital after an illness.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Rose (Rivard) Griswold, 2 sons James Melander and his wife Anna of Thompson, Ct. Brian Griswold and his wife Kerri of Southbridge, sister Marion Champigny of Sturbridge, 5 grandchildren Amber Griswold, Brian James Griswold II, Zachary Melander, Brody Griswold, Bryce Griswold, a close friend Josh Troska, many nephews and nieces, his sister in law Sandra Boutelle and her husband Curtis of Southbridge. He was predeceased by his brother William Griswold and sister Madeline Gibeault.
He was born in Charlton the son of James N. and Madeline (Berthiaume) Griswold and lived in the area all his life. He served in the US Army.
He retired from the Town of Leicester School System and worked for the Southbridge Library and Pratt & Whitney.
After his retirement he worked part time for CAP in Southbridge. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
His funeral will be held at 10:00AM, on Wednesday June 20, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.
Calling hours are 6 to 8PM Tuesday, June 19, in the funeral home.
An online guestbook is available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com