William Griffin Obituary

William Thomas Griffin
William Thomas Griffin

September 12, 1928 - January 22, 2021
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Resided in Groton, Connecticut


William Griffin, Sr.
Groton, Connecticut
William Thomas Griffin, Sr., of Groton, won Friday, January 22, 2021 at the age of 92 at his home surrounded by many of those whom he loved dearly.
Bill was born in Philadelphia. PA on September 10, 1928, the son of Michael Joseph and Anna Katherine. He graduated from Mitchell College and the Connecticut State Police Academy and was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran.
He married Connie Joan Embry 61-years ago on August 22, 1959, who remains the love of his life.
Bill retired after a proud 22-year career with the Connecticut State Police as a Sergeant. He was previously an OSHA/Safety investigator at the US Naval Base and Borough of Groton Police Officer. He was Roman Catholic and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Groton.
Bill was truly a family man. In addition to his wife whom he loved “more now than the day we married” he loved his children and their spouses, Elizabeth and her husband Jonathan Dost of Taunton, MA, William T. Jr. and his wife Ann Griffin and Leslie and her husband Paul Lussier all of Groton. To say he adored his 8 grandchildren, and his two great grandchildren would be an understatement. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Mike, Jerry and Anna, all who he missed greatly. If you listen carefully you can hear laughter as The Griffin’s are back together and celebrating in Heaven!
A private memorial service and internment will be conducted. Condolences may be shared on William’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.




Mass of Christian Burial
Saint Bernard Chapel
Rt 32
Montville, CT US 06382
Saturday, January 30, 2021

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