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Christa Giesla Griffin

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Bucksport - Christa Giesla Griffin, 84, of Bucksport, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 4, 2016. Christa was born and raised in Berlin, West Germany, one of four daughters of Fritz and Maria Stieg.
She immigrated to the U.S. in 1953 with her young son Don, and settled down in the Bucksport area. She married her first husband Mel Bolduc in 1955, and together they had five children. They later divorced.
Christa then met and married the "love of her life" Charles Griffin. They lived in both Maine and Vermont before finally settling in Maine in 1985.
After Charlie passed of cancer in 1996, Christa bought her home in Bucksport where she met many supportive neighbors, who became good friends. Christa spent her last few years in Scarborough with her son Don and his wife's family. There she enjoyed friendship and laughter (stupid TV shows) with a cast of characters, and visits from her family and friends.
Christa always had a very strong work ethic. She had several jobs throughout her life in the cleaning industry for both private and commercial businesses, while always maintaining a pristine home for her family. She enjoyed baking pies with berries her children collected and making Christmas wreathes from fresh greens that they also had fun hunting for in the woods outside their home.
Christa loved to dance and enjoyed outings with her special group of lady friends. She also always had a good romance novel by her bed stand.
Christa was predeceased by her parents and siblings, two children Mary Lou and Eric, and her beloved husband Charlie. She is survived by son Don Stieg and his wife Cathy of Scarborough, her daughter Christina Miller and her husband Roger of Richmond, VT, and her twins Donna and David Bolduc both of Bucksport, also two stepchildren Sandy and Steve Griffin. She is also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren, Michael Miller, his wife Rachel and their two children Makala and Lennon, Matthew Bolduc, Shelby Miller, Katahli Stieg, Lucas Bolduc, and Yelani Stieg.
Christa will always be remembered, with her strong German accent for her love of promptness and tidiness, and her humorous way of telling stories. She will be missed by many.
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 11-12 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm Street, Bucksport. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)
Published on  December 7, 2016
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