December 23, 1950 - July 3, 2018
Francis Joseph Griffin of Sylvester passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the age of 67. Francis was born on December 23, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 18, Francis moved to Massachusetts where he lived for several years before returning to Georgia to be closer to his family. Francis is survived by his children, Mathieu Griffin and daughter-in-law Rebecca of Tyrone, GA,and Melissa Thayer and son-in-law Robert of Salem, MA; grandsons, Brontz, Samuel, and Jameson; siblings, Kathleen (Jim) Sutherland, Brian (Betty) Griffin, Ann Marie (Bucky) Geer, John (Janis) Griffin, Kevin (Debi) Griffin, and Regina (Glen) Gill; and many cousins, nieces, andnephews. Francis was predeceased by his parents, John and Marie (Maloney) Griffin.Francis loved his children and grandchildren and was extremely proud of them, telling friends and even strangers about them often. He was especially supportive of their fundraising and philanthropic efforts for nonprofits. Francis will be lovingly remembered for enjoying many things in life. He loved fishing in the ocean and hunting on the family land. He was an avid reader who loved reading history books. He was a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan and watched games as often as he could. He loved to dance and would take a spin around the dance floor every chance he got. All who knew Francis particularly remember his wonderful cooking—no one ever went hungry with him around. He would often take food to friends and neighbors who were in need. Francis will be deeply missed.A memorial service for friends and family will be held in Tyrone, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Georgia at www.georgia.wish.org.
Francis Joseph Griffin of Sylvester passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the age of 67. Francis was born on December 23, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 18, Francis moved to Massachusetts where he lived for... View Obituary & Service Information
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