Jeannette's Story

FRANKLIN - Jeannette E. Griffin, age 89, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was born on May 12, 1927, in Sullivan, the daughter of the late Pearl Martin and Mattie (Tracey) Martin.

Jeannette loved everyone and those that knew her referred to her as "Ma". She had a huge heart, which shouldn't surprise you that she spent most of her life as a caregiver. She worked as a C.N.A. and

volunteered for hospice. Jeannette was a dedicated member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Schoodic Grange, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ellsworth. Recently, Jeannette was baptized into Mormon faith. She enjoyed quilting and assisting with the church guild. Traveling, birdwatching, and family were a few of her favorite things.

She is survived by her sons, Scott Griffin and wife, Linda of Franklin, David Griffin of Hancock, Peter Griffin and partner, Sue of Franklin, Charles Griffin and partner, Sunshine of Cherryfield; daughters, Barbara Tibbetts of Columbia Falls, Lorna Thomas and husband, Gordon of Franklin, Kimberly Baldwin and husband, Gary of Franklin; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, and nephews; special friends, Ida, Marian, Burnie, and Karen.

Jeannette was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Griffin Jr.; son, Kelley Griffin; son-in-law, Donald Tibbetts; 3 grandsons and 1 great-grandson.

Jeannette always donated to different charities and non-profits. To honor her life and in lieu of flowers, please feel free to pick a charity of your choice for memorial contributions.

Her graveside service is scheduled for 10am Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Bayview Cemetery in Franklin. A celebration of life will follow at the Vets Club in Franklin. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth, ME.

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