Obituaries

Evelyn M. (Pereira) Griffin

May 20th, 2014

Evelyn M. (Pereira) Griffin, age 83, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 20, 2014, at the Winchester Hospital. 

Evelyn was born on December 2, 1930, in Cambridge, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Adelino M. and Valentina (Jorge) Pereira.  Evelyn was raised and educated in Cambridge, MA; she was part of a large and loving family.  As a young girl, Evelyn worked for National Casket Company in Cambridge where she made several life-long friends.

Evelyn married her “sweetheart” Albert Griffin on October 2,1954 and the couple moved to Wilmington in 1956.  Evelyn and Albert raised a beautiful family and shared many wonderful times together over the years.  Evelyn loved her family unconditionally; she always looked to forward to family holidays and celebrations just to have everyone together.  Evelyn was an amazing cook; she shared many family recipes, and enjoyed having her family and friends at the dinner table.

Evelyn and Albert loved to take trips and travel all over the country. Living in California, Arizona, Maine and Florida.

In her spare time, Evelyn enjoyed tending to her vegetable gardens, she was an avid reader, and was very talented at crocheting.  Evelyn also loved going for rides and sitting by the ocean.

Evelyn was a very active member of the Wilmington Senior Citizens Center where she had lots of friends.  Evelyn loved to participate in the many activities at the center, she enjoyed their trips, and she also used her talents to make countless crocheted quilts over the years for the bazaar’s and craft fairs. 

Evelyn was known to be an AVID Boston sports fan; Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, or her beloved Red Sox, it didn’t matter what game was on Evelyn was glued to the television rooting on her favorite team.

Evelyn will be most fondly remembered for her devotion to her family and friends; she cherished her role as a wife, mother, and especially a grandmother.  Evelyn’s kindness also extended to strangers as she spent many years volunteering for different organizations just to make a difference in someone else’s life.  Evelyn was truly a remarkable lady who will be sorely missed by all.

Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Albert G. Griffin, devoted mother of Manuel Griffin & his wife Frani, Michael Griffin & his wife Kathie, all of Wilmington, Stephen Griffin & his wife Beverly of Harrisville, NH, and Irene Riley & her husband Bill of Wilmington.  Loving Grandma of Scott, Gregg & his wife Kim, Mary-Kate & her fiancé Josh, Jennifer, Brian, Stephanie, and Alycia.  Cherished daughter of the late Adelino and Valentina (Jorge) Pereira, dear sister of Edward Pereira & his wife Beverly of Wilmington and Florida, Richard Pereira & his wife JoAnne of Tewksbury, the late Manuel Pereira, Valentine Pereira, and Mary Casanova.  Evelyn is also survived by a close family friend Robert (Nick) Nicholas Jr., her many nieces and nephews, and her little Jack Russell Terrier Tina.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, May 23rd at 11:30 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 22nd from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Memorial donations in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Citizens Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA  01887.

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20 Entries in Guest Book for “Evelyn M. (Pereira) Griffin”

  1. Kathy Mahoney (Kens Foods) says:

    I am sorry to hear about your mother, she sounds like a wonderful person that touched many lives. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  2. Bruce Gordon says:

    Dear Extended Family,
    So sorry for your loss, The world is a better place, for she lived it. What a wonderful woman she was. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Patrick Clausen says:

    Sorry for your loss of your mother, grand moher and friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Charlie Dybala says:

    Mike and Family. Helen and I extend our sympathy and our thoughts are with you.

  5. Ron Blankenship says:

    Mike, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. John Antaya says:

    Mike, sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  7. Jacy Stankus says:

    Dear Irene & Family,

    I am so Sorry for your Loss and are keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!.

  8. The Staff at EFNEDC says:

    Irene,

    We are keeping you in thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time for your family.

  9. Christine Chan (Ken's Foods) says:

    Dear Mike and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May sweet memories help you through this difficult time.

  10. Dasya Duckworth says:

    Dear Mike & Family,
    You are in our thougths and prayers. Your mother seemed like an amazing and loved person. Our deepest sympathy for the entire family.

    Dasya, Alvaro & Daniel

  11. Keith Gazaille says:

    Mike and family,
    Our deepest sympathies, we will keep you all in our prayers.

    Gazaille family

  12. Roger Slight says:

    Dear Mike & Family,
    Navy and I are really sorry for the loss of your mom.

    Navy & Roger

  13. Mark Santwire says:

    Mike and family,

    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers will be for you and your family.

    Mark

  14. Bill & Barbara Collins says:

    Dear Mike and Family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Her memory will forever in your heart.

    Bill & Barbara

  15. Bill & Barbara Collins says:

    Dear Mike and Family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Her memory will live forever in your heart.

    Bill & Barbara

  16. Trisha Toner says:

    Manny, Mike ,Stevie and Irene,
    I am so sorry fir your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman, I have so many fond memories of my childhood ,being at you home….

  17. Jud Miller says:

    To The Griffin Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    Judson & Kelly Miller and family

  18. Brian McGrath says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our condolences to all of your family.

    Brian & Carole McGrath

  19. Nancy Kelley says:

    Dear Manny and Griffin family,
    Sorry to hear about your Mom. She sounds like a wonderful mother and grandmother. My condolences.

    Nancy Kelley

  20. Delores Langlois says:

    To Auntie Evelyn, you were so loved and gave so much to your community, you are now with your honey and family!!! Say Hi to everyone, enjoy dad’s tomatoes!!! We will all be together again someday!!! RIP Love Ya, your niece Delores XXXX OOOO

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