HUDSON, FL – Leo J. “Pete” Griffin, 103, of Hudson, Florida and a longtime resident of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, October 5, 2023. He passed into Eternal Life at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. His beloved wife, Theresa Y. “Terry” (Grandmont) Griffin, 91, of Hudson, Florida and a longtime resident of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Monday, April 20, 2020. She passed into Eternal Life at the Consulate Health Care of Bayonet Point in Hudson surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving husband and family.
Pete was born in Holyoke on October 25, 1919, a beloved son of the late John and Alice (Poirier) Griffin. He was raised and educated in Holyoke and served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and attained the rank of Apprentice Seaman Coxswain’s Mate. He was employed for 40 years at Magazine Press in Holyoke and was previously employed for the Wall Street Journal in Chicopee. He was a longtime member of the American Legion.
Terry was born in Chicopee on February 11, 1929, a beloved daughter of the late Alcide and Eglantine (Campbell) Grandmont. She was raised and educated in Chicopee and was employed for over 42 years at A.G. Spalding in Chicopee.
They lived in Holyoke for many years, moved to the Doverbrook Estates in Chicopee where they lived until moving to Hudson, FL in 1993. In their younger years, they loved to roller skate dance. They enjoyed traveling and cruising all over the world together. They were communicants at the former Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Chicopee and upon moving to Florida, became communicants of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Hudson. Pete and Terry are now reunited in the Heavenly Kingdom.
They leave their son, James Griffin; their three cherished grandchildren, Kenny, Keith, and Kelly; their many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and their many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends. In addition to their beloved parents, they were also predeceased by their loving grandson, Kevin.
Their relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Sainte Rose de Lima Church, 594 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020, (please meet directly at the Church). Their Burials will follow the Mass at Saint Rose Cemetery, 226 Granby Road, South Hadley, MA 01075. United States Navy Military Honors will be accorded for Pete at the cemetery. There are no visiting hours at the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. For those who prefer, their family requests that memorial donations be made in their memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For more details and to leave condolence messages, please visit: