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Richard R. Griffin


Richard R. Griffin, 71, of Tilton, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on March 4, 2020.

He was born in Franklin on July 4th, 1948 the son of Earl and Malvina (Laro) Griffin. 

He was raised in Tilton where he resided for several years.

Mr. Griffin was a proud veteran, he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division.  After his discharge he continued service as a member of the NH National Guard.  He spent his career at Quin-T Corp (later 3M) where his father was also employed.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and ATV rider.  He enjoyed his retirement spending time working on his property and sharing stories with his buddies at the Legion.

He was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks #1280 and The Whiteman-Davidson American Legion Post #49 in Northfield.

Family members include his children:  Kelly Russell and husband Theo of Franklin, Sandra Lussier and her husband of Concord, and Ryan Griffin of Tilton, 6 grandchildren: Alyssa Griffin, Lauren Hair, Kaitlyn Griffin, Kimberly Griffin, Adam Griffin, and Jael Russell, a sister, Judith Miller of Concord, his best friend, Jim Collins of Franklin, and nieces and nephews.

Burial with military honors will be held in the spring.

Donations in memory of Mr. Griffin may be made to American Legion Post #49, 4 Park St., Northfield, NH 03276.

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4 Park St., Northfield NH 03276

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