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Obituary for David Griffith

February 14, 2021
ROCKLAND, Massachusetts


David Griffith, 77, passed away peacefully at the South Shore Hospital on February 14th, 2021 as he went to be with the Lord.
David was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Garland Griffith and Florence Schaaf on July 16th, 1943. He was one of 7 siblings.

Upon High school graduation, David enlisted in the Navy and served as a SeaBee for twenty years. David took three tours back to Vietnam and later settled in New England for the rest of his living days, working in the welding profession he learned in the Navy. In his late years, David also passionately taught archery to people of all ages.

David was a devoted member of Holy Family Church where he spent all his Sunday mornings for many years. He also enjoyed cracking jokes to the family, making his famous chocolate pizza, teaching the new tricks he learned on his electronic of choice and telling the family to go with the flow. He had a generous heart and always did his best to help others.

David was predeceased in death by his parents, his oldest sister Katherine Bowman and his first wife of 48 years, Anne Griffith. He was survived by his three children, David Griffith, Michelle Haynes, Stacey English; six grandchildren, Jackson Haynes, Rachel Haynes, Ryan Griffith, Alex Griffith, Tyler English, Alex English; five siblings, Garry Griffith, MaryLynn Francisco, Jane Griffith, Rita Buyze, and Stephanie Holes.

Surviving in addition to his current wife, Ladir Griffith, are his three step-children, Suellen Tamasi, Samantha Rocha, Kerry Malcangi; three step-grandchildren, Jacob Tamasi, Jonah Tamasi and Judah Malcangi.

A public wake honoring David's life will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 10am - 12pm at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland, MA.

Funeral mass and burial will be reserved private for family only.

If desired, Flowers can be sent directly to Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland, Ma.

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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