Rita M. Griffin
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Rita M. Griffin
Rita M. Griffin
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PITTSBURG, NH- Rita M. Griffin, 73, died at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook on Wednesday evening, February 6, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Woodstock, VT, on December 26, 1939, a daughter to the late Elba and Lucy (Rogers) Jillson. She was raised in Vermont and attended Springfield High School.

Mrs. Griffin was a beloved school lunch cook in the Pittsburg School for 18 years. She was also well known locally as a talented cook who was always making something for a community event, or to help the Pittsburg Ridge Runners at their clubhouse. She was a lover of crafts and knitting, and she was always busy doing things to help others. She also loved her morning walks with the group of her friends known as the Pittsburg Roadrunners.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by her loving husband of more than 30 years, Wayne R. Griffin, of Pittsburg; her daughter, Jane Barcomb and husband James, of Halifax, VT; sons, John Coleman and wife Cheryl, of Missouri, and Joseph Coleman and wife Bonnie, of Lyndeborough; a stepson, Mark Griffin, of Florida; a stepdaughter, Christine West and husband Marlin, of South Dakota; her brother, Nelson Jillson and wife Marilyn, of Dummerston, VT; sisters, Lucinda Adams of Springfield, VT, Janice Jillson, of New Mexico, and Nancy Dulac, of Barre, VT; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Coleman, in 1990.

There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 22, at 11 am, at the Farnham Memorial United Methodist Church in Pittsburg with The Rev. Paula Fletcher officiating. An interment service will occur at a later date at the West Halifax Cemetery in Halifax, VT.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Griffin may be made to the Two Rivers Ride for Cancer, c/o Rosemary Mulliken at the First Colebrook Bank, 132 Main St., Colebrook, NH 03576.

Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to www.jenkinsnewman.com.

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