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“Jim was a big man with a even bigger heart. He was a valued team mate who always had your back on and off the football field. I have such fond...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ty Blocker - Lincoln University, PA

Jimmy was Vince Wilfork before Vince Wilfork. He'd say C'mon run the play already so I can crack this wuss you got in front of me
2 of 14 | Posted by: Compliments Eddie Tighe

Holy Cross football seniors 1973
3 of 14 | Posted by: Rodney De Leaver

“We are all saddened at the Holy Cross Gridiron Club to just be hearing about Jim's passing. His internment the day of this year's golf outing...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Rodney De Leaver - Hyde Park, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim at this difficult time. Jim was a great supervisor to many of us here at the MDC/DCR for many...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Driscoll - Saugus, MA

“Jimmy was the captain of my football team at BC High (Dorchester, 1969). A great natural athlete, particularly admired him for gritting it through a...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: John Nerbonne - Teningen, Germany

“A great friend who taught me a lot....so sad to see him leave early...He seemed to be in such a peaceful place the last time I was with himand we...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mickey Connolly - Baldwinsville, NY

“Jim was a special person. I admired his zest for life snd his generous heart. Everyone he touched walked life a happier and better person ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Vaas - Tampa, FL - Friend

“Jim will be really missed , he was a great person. I worked with him for many years at the M.D.C. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Dowling Dmd831@verizon.net - MA

“Jim was a great friend. He knew what the true meaning of friendship consisted of. He had your back through thick and thin. He will be sorely missed....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Neary - San Diego, CA

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at HOSEA 13:14 L Ohio ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Jimmy, gone to soon. Your low key approach but great personality wil be missed by many. Always a pleasure to meet you around the neighborhood and...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Chris Aylward - Milton, MA

“Prayers for the family, friends and acquaintances of Jim at this difficult time with his passing.Jim supervised me at Quirk and he always took care...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Sances - Braintree, MA

“Hello,I can only say, Jim was the BEST &will be forever MISSED! Jim always helped,improve the Neighborhood & helped Kidsget Dream jobs & improve...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Christopher Deane - Dorchester, MA


GRIFFIN, James P. Suddenly, in South Boston, formerly of Dorchester, July 17th.

Beloved son of the late John F. and Mary T. (Powell) Griffin.

Loving brother of Margaret and her husband Paul Connare of Brockton, John and his wife Gabriele Griffin of Lowell, Richard Griffin of South Boston, Michael and his wife Joanne Griffin of Abington, Robert and his wife Beth Griffin of Franklin, and the late Paul F. Griffin.

Nephew of the late Lorraine Powell Wallace.

Survived by several nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Tuesday, July 25, at 12 noon.

Relatives and friends invited.

Late retired employee of the MDC and the DCR for over 35 years, and Quirk Motors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to Globe Santa, P.O. Box 491, Medford, MA 02155.

Interment in Milton Cemetery.