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“Sorry to hear about Bobby's passing.we went to school together from the Washington School Jr high and Melrose High. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: David Smith - Millbrook, AL

“Griff was a great buddy I saw at Melrose Elks and Harold Young Post 2394 VFWGreat times talking to him and about relatives of mine he knew and my Dad...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: frances fondulis - melrose, MA

“Please accept our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Vinny & Dotty Rinald, Collins - MA

“OUR CONDOLENCES TO PAT AND THE ENTIRE GRIFFIN FAMILY. BOB WAS A GOOD BROTHER-IN-LAW TO US. HE HAD A BIG HEART, AND WAS ALWAYS FUN TO BE AROUND. ...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: WILLARD & CINDY OUTHOUSE - MA

“To the Griffin family we are so sorry to hear that Bob passed away, he worked on the same group at the Fire Station with our dad and was always such...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Laura Ploof - Saugus, MA - Friend

“Dear Denise and Rob,Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your "Grampa Griff". We are very sorry for your...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Priscilla McCarthy - Dracut, MA

“Rest In Peace bob we had a lot of fun way back with dinners. Watching games at the club you were a great guy ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Anne Ramette - Melrose, MA

“Griff and me were very good friends while serving on the Fire Dept. We had some very good times playing golf together, playing pool, enjoying each...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Fortune - Butlerville, IN

“Pat, Robbie, Danny and Tammy, Mary and Patsy, My sincerest condolences to all of you on Bobby's passing. I have tons of fond memories of Bobby that...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Laughton (Gillespie) - MA

“Sorry to hear about Roberts passing. We will keep you all in our prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Steve and Yami Connolly - Houston, TX

“What a great man ,our hearts go out to all the family and his friends.Rest in Peace ,God watch over his loved ones ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Reddin - Fitchburg, MA

“Bob and Linda Kidder are so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Thoughts are with you Pat and your entire family. RIP Bobby. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Kidder - Ascutney, VT

“Paul and I are so sorry to hear of Griffs passing. He will be missed by family and friends. Rest In Peace good man. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Linda and Paul Tisdale

“Deepest sympathy to Pat and the entire Griffin family at this difficult time.May you rest in peace dear Bob! ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Belva Anoli - Bow, NH

“Pat so sorry to hear of BOB'S passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We enjoyed the times we spent with you and Bob. He will be missed by...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Keithley - Saco, ME

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Robert J. "Griff" Griffin, of Melrose, died at the Alliance at Rosewood in Peabody on Jan. 28, 2019 at the age of 74. Bob was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He worked as a Melrose Firefighter for 31 years before his retirement. Griff resided most of his life in Melrose and was member of the Melrose Elks Club & the Harold O' Young V.F.W. Post #2394 in Melrose for many years. Bob enjoyed playing golf and going on cruises to St. John, St. Maarten, Panama Canal, Aruba and Belize. Griff loved to spend time in Florida, Maine, New Hampshire with his family. Bob was the owner/operated of Griffin & Sons Painting Co. in Melrose for many years and was so proud of all of his grandchildren. Griff was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (LeBlanc) Griffin for 19 years. Loving father of Robert J. Griffin & his wife Denise of Burlington, Daniel M. Griffin of NH and Tammy L. McClay & her husband David of Saugus. Stepfather of Renee Muse of Peabody and Thomas Muse & his wife Kathy of Weymouth. Cherished grandfather of Joshua, Robby, Matt, Ashley, Julia, Leah, Andy, Jack, Derick and Dylan. Caring brother of Patsy DeVita, Mary McFarland, William Griffin and predeceased by 4 siblings. Former father in law of Pamela Griffin of NH. Also survived by relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, Feb. 4th from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.