June M. (Reed) Griffin, a retired
accountant for the Boston Herald, passed away on Wednesday,
February 12th, in Saugus. June was born in Melrose
in 1928, the daughter of Edward and Blanche Reed. She was a
graduated of Melrose High School with the Class of 1946. She
went onto work for the Boston Herald in the accounting
department. She was there when they changed to the Herald
American and then back to the Boston Herald, and after over 25
years with the company she retired. In 1951, she married her
husband, Rodman Griffin, living in both Malden and then Melrose
while raising their family.
June was loved for her sharp sense of
humor. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She liked to paint Antique Cheese Boxes, and had an affinity
for going to yard sales. She was also a world traveler,
visiting England, Scottland, Korea, and Hawaii. In addition,
June had a great love for animals, especially cats.
She is survived by her son Roderick
Peterson and his wife Patricia McCormack of Peabody, her cousin
Beverly Thibault of TX, and her dear friend Shelia Ryan of
June was preceded in death by her husband
Rodman, her daughter Barbara A. Welford, and her brother,
A graveside service for June will be held
on Wednesday, Feb 19th, at 11 AM at the Glenwood
Cemetery, Washington St, Everett.