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Elaine J. Griffin

July 12, 1935 - June 14, 2021

Obituary For Elaine J. Griffin

Elaine Janet Griffin (MacLeod) entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family by her side on June 14, 2021. Elaine was born on July 12, 1935, and was married to the love of her life Francis X. Griffin of Arlington for over 65 years. Loving Mother of Francis Griffin and his wife Karen, John Griffin and his wife Maureen, Daniel Griffin and his wife Ginny, Thomas Griffin and his wife Jacqui, Karen Fitzgerald and her husband Daniel, Robert Griffin and his wife Katie all of Arlington, and Kathleen Potter of North Reading. Grammy to Keely, Nolan, Brendan, Aidan, the late Matthew, Luke, Andrew, Bryan and his wife Alex, Michael and his wife Becca, Faith, Shannon and Molly Griffin, Ashley Geib and her husband Shane, Daniel and Kayla Fitzgerald, Melissa, Thomas, Jared, Marky, Sarah, and Griffin Potter. Great Grammy to Cole and Addison Griffin. Loving aunt to many nieces, nephews and family. Sister of the late Wayne MacLeod and sister-in-law of Catherine Griffin, Katherine Griffin and her late husband James and the late Mary Desmond and her husband James and the late Sissy MacLeod. Beloved daughter of the late W. Gordon and Mabel MacLeod of Prince Edward Island, and Arlington, MA. Elaine was most proud of her seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loved to brag about their accomplishments and was a fixture in the stands at all of their sporting events, dance recitals, and school activities. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, face-timing, playing cards, square dancing, and vacationing in Wells Beach and Aruba. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on Friday from 4-8 pm and to her funeral mass on Saturday at 10 am in St Agnes Church. A livestream is available at Please meet directly at church; funeral home staff will be available to assist with parking. Burial to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Elaine to: Fidelity House 25 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474. Please visit to send an online condolence.

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Elaine was a wonderful neighbor and friend during our times on Scituate St., we had lots of fun! She has left quite a legacy for all of her children, grand kids and great grand children. Elaine was an icon to all of Arlington and who didn't love her! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Griffin family and she surely will be missed. Love to all, Nancy French
- Nancy French
To all the Griffins, I'm so sorry to learn of your giant loss. Your mother was such a visible person in Arlington known for her kindness - usually supporting her children and grandchildren at sports, events, graduations. She's left the most incredible legacy. Will keep you and your mother/grandmother in my thoughts and prayers. - Denise Burns
- Denise Burns
We are so sorry to learn of Elaine's passing. She was a wonderful person and we were privileged to know her. With deepest sympathy, Fred and Patrice Harris and Family
- Fred Harris
To Ashley and Shane. Hold your memories in your heart of your dear grandmother🥰Love Joan
- Joan Erickson
I have no words to express my sorrow in learning of Elaine's passing. Her love of family was evident in all she said and did. Your California family mourns with and for you. God speed, Elaine! Fran, holding you, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in our prayers. Julie
- Julie
Always so nice to run into Grammy Griff and Grampy of course ❤️..that bright smile was priceless. Kevin and I will be thinking of you all through this difficult time. The Griffin family was truly blessed. Rest In Peace Grammy Grif. 🙏🏼❤️

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