Russell James Griffin
Russell James Griffin, 75, of Edgecomb, Maine, husband of Sandra R.
(Hersey) Henderson, passed away Monday February 1, 2010 surrounded by
his loving family in the Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta.
Born in Gloucester on February 20, 1934, the son of the late Russell E.
Griffin formerly of Gloucester and the late Hester (Henderson) Griffin
formerly of Essex, he attended Gloucester High School, and served in the
Army Engineering Corp. In the Army he took great pride in his education
which later served him well. He was the former co-owner of Griffin and
Woodman Construction Co. in Essex, where he served on the Essex Planning
Board. Moving in 1974 with his family, he resided in Maine for the last
thirty-six years. He owned and operated RJ Griffin & Sons Contractors
Inc. of Edgecomb and served as a Road Commissioner.
Russell loved the outdoors. He was an accomplished skiier and enjoyed
boating as a member of the Wiscasset Yacht Club.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his wife
Sandra of forty-nine years, he is survived by two sons, Gregory R.
Griffin of Wiscasset, ME and Scott R. Griffin of Edgecomb; five
grandchildren, Joshua and wife Sara Griffin of Mexico, ME, Jacob Griffin
of Dresden, ME,
Conrad and Cody Griffin of Wiscasset, and Ashley Griffin of New Castle,
ME; one great-granddaughter Riley Manhart of Bath, ME; two nieces
Deborah (Mckay) Kitchin of Salisbury, and Barbara (Mckay) Eldridge of
Seabrook; one nephew, Mark Mckay of Essex; several great nieces and
and three cousins Dennis, Michael and James Henderson of Essex.
In addition to his parents he was preceded by a sister Elaine A. (Griffin)
Mckay, and an aunt and uncle Madith and Everett Henderson, all of Essex.
His funeral service will be held Thursday 2 pm graveside in the Spring
Street Cemetery in Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to Beal
House, Togus Veterans Medical Center, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME. 04330.