Griffin, Patricia

June 18th, 2008

Patricia A. (Chinappi) Griffin, age 60, of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, surrounded by her family at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Patricia was born on April 23, 1948, in Cambridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale J. & Maria (Gallinaro) Chinappi. Patricia moved to Wilmington when she was a young child, she attended Wilmington Public School and graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1967. Patricia was employed with the Nokia Corporation in Burlington at the time of her death. She was a resident of Billerica for many years.

Patricia will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving, compassionate, and a friendly woman who loved to dance and was devoted to her dogs Kae, Pork Chop, & Kaiser. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Patricia was the beloved wife of Thomas W. Griffin, devoted mother of Kimberly A.(Carbone) Bradley & her husband Nigel of Norwalk, CT, and Thomas M. Carbone, of Billerica, loving “grammy” of Anthony M. Carbone, adopted daughter of Bertha & the late Albert Parsons of Wilmington, sister of Rita C. Long of Titusville, FL, Rose Ferrick of Somerville, Frances Surprenant of Wilmington, Diane Marr of Bradford, Linda Surprenant of Wilmington, Allen Parsons of Hewitt, NJ, Wayne Parsons of Wilmington, Leslie Ardizzone of Bradford, Robin Czarnota of North Reading, and the late Janet O’Toole, she is also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours, Wednesday, June 18th from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Griffin, Patricia”

  1. Srinivas Sridhara says:

    I have known Patricia as one of my colleagues at Nokia IPR. She was like a mother hen to us at IPR Boston. While ribbing us good naturedly if we deserved it, she was always very helpful and guided new colleagues with a hearty smile and information on Nokia practices. She will be missed tremendously.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is a privilege to have had the acquaintance of Patricia as her former co-worker in Nokia. Patricia’s loving and humane interactions will be sorely missed by one and all who had come in touch with her. Her presence in the IPR department had at once been professionally helpful and warmly endearing in the complex field of IPR dealings.

    May her soul rest in peace.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Pat was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed. I enjoyed her upbeat attitude and wonderful personality while working with her at Nokia for the last 8+ years. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  4. Kathy Boylen says:

    I was sad to hear of pat’s passing. I knew her when I was younger and was with her sister-in law LouAnn. We always seemed to be laughing and she was so up beat.It was a pleasure to have known Pat. I would like to pass on my condolences to her entire family.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pat was a blessing to all who met her. She had a tremendously positive attitude and was always upbeat. I know that she will be missed by many.

    My sincerest condolences to her family.

  6. Dave Bennett says:

    Pat was a wonderful person. I’m just learnig about her passing on 12/17/10 . So I can only say that I’m very sorry to here about this my
    thoughts go out to my old friend KIM.

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