Laura Alice Griffith
Laura Alice Griffith
  • March 9, 1939 - November 28, 2017
  • Concord, New Hampshire

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Laura (Grondin) Griffith passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on March 9, 1939, in Berlin, New Hamphire, to Marie (Mary) Gobiel and Albert Grondin.

She graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1958 and then moved to Concord where she worked at the Rumford Press as a journey woman for 22 years and later at Sprague Electric and at Rivco, both for 9 years. In 2000, she started a cleaning and homecare service, which she ran until October of this year.

Laura is survived by her partner of 37 years, Richard Kendall, and her children: Patricia Jameson; Patrick Griffith and his wife, Jude; Peter Griffith and his husband, Jan; Kelly Schroeder and her partner, Raymond; the Kendall children; her brothers Norman, Gerard and Tijoe Grondin, plus numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers Maurice, Paul and Raymond Grondin.

Laura had boundless energy and was passionate about everything she did. She loved being outdoors, and depending on the season, she could be found gardening, beekeeping, maple sugaring, hunting, fishing or working on her house. She was an avid walker and each day - rain or shine - powerwalked along North State Street in the early morning hours. She was a model of perseverance for her family and overcame many personal setbacks to achieve the life she desired. She instilled this determination in her children and grandchildren and filled them with the courage to fulfil their own potential. Laura selflessly gave to her family, friends and neighbors and touched the lives of all those who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at Bennett's Funeral Home on Thursday, 7 December, at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Concord Regional VNA c/o Homecare 100 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301