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“Happy Birthday Great Grandfather aka 'Grampy' .. your great great grandson Joseph and I love you to the moon and back ! I miss you so much and I hope...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Vanessa Rivas - Boston, MA

“Happy 84th birthday my dad my only dad. You will have some visitors to celebrate your birthday, I wish I could come to see you to, but I have...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Happy Birthday DAD Love and Miss you Love Dorie And Mike ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Doris Diesi - hudson, MA

“Happy Birthday Gramp Love and miss you so much got some things for your gravesite love always jessica ”
4 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

Love you guys so much maria
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7 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs

Day with Jess and I at my grandparents grave
8 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Hi Gramp love and miss you so much still trying to make the gravesite nice love always jessica ”
9 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
10 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Very confused with why, really don't understand why you had to go when you did. I just always thought you will be with me on earth until you reached...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp just writing to say miss you so much and love you always-love jessica ”
12 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp finally got your name on the stone in the process of making the gravesite look nice for you and nana love and miss you guys love always...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau

“Thank u gramp finally got a little something for Jess and I so u can u bring more light for us. Miss you so much think about u and nana and still...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp love this photo of you at the farm maria works at we are still waiting for the name on the headstone to get engraved then to make it nice...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi grampy. Wow it's over a month now and still can't believe you are not here in person anymore but I know your spirit is among me and jess. I just...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss you and everything we did together such as stacking wood, shopping, going to see my father, brass and copper, going to get coffee,...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Grampy. My only dad. I really really miss you so much as days and weeks go by. You told me to be strong and yes I'm trying so trying. Yes I have my...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Grampy, it's now almost a month that you are not here with me. I can not understand why you left me, I'm trying to, but the last week I've been...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp still miss you very much writing to say happy 4th cant wait to make the gravesite nice and love you very much love jessica ”
20 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp just writing to say miss you still waiting for your name to be on the gravestone then make it look nice.Miss u so so much love jessica ”
21 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - HUDSON, MA

“WOW WOW GRAMPY trying to be strong, now I really know you are w.... us, I know what to do, I just want to say you made me to who I am today. YES,...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: maria griggs - waltham, MA

“grampy you are my rock in my life, and will never forget that, as lease day go by when you are not fully with me, I get so confused, when ever I...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: maria griggs - waltham, MA

“HI GRAMP just wanted to say i miss and love you, hope you are at peace with nana love jessica ”
24 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - HUDSON, MA

“Hi my grampy my only dad, you made me the hard worker that I am today, I remember when I complained if I had a pain in my back, you always said get...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: maria griggs - waltham, MA

“Happy Fathers day miss and love you -Dorie and Mike ”
26 of 51 | Posted by: Doris and Mike Diesi - hudson, MA

“Happy Fathers Day Gramp I wish you were still here with me it is hard,but try to think positive u are with nana together again. i left a wreath,...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - HUDSON, MA

“love you papa's my only dad, can't stop thinking about you, and miss you so much. LOVE MARIA ”
28 of 51 | Posted by: maria griggs - waltham, MA

“Hi gramp love you-Jessica ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: jessica d - HUDSON, MA

“We all miss u mainly my mother, me, maria love u-jessica ”
30 of 51 | Posted by: jessica d

“Miss you love jessica ”
31 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp writing again miss you so much heres a pic of u with tickets from last christmas love jessica ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“hi gramp wanted to share a photo of u and nana miss both of u so so so much love jessica ”
33 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi gramp love and miss u everyday me and maria are going to try and make u and nanas grave beauitful my heart is still broken but trying to be strong...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Jess Decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hey you Grampy. Wow what a awesome service and a perfect day. Now you are with nana, Jessica and I came back twice. What a great job they did, I know...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Dad I will think of you everyday. I love you ”
36 of 51 | Posted by: Jeanne Porter - Waltham, MA

my sister and gramp
37 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

My sis and I up at storyland with our parents and grandparents.
38 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

One of the last times going over memories with my parents.
39 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

This is the Irv I remember. One of the biggest strongest s.o.b on the planet!
40 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi Gramp just writing to say i love you and going to miss going to see my father with you, going shopping, going to the store to buy you tickets,...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Dad we miss you so much wish you were still here.I know you are at peace now and with Mom. Love you with all my heart and always will. ”
42 of 51 | Posted by: Doris Diesi - hudson, MA

“My gramp my dad and my life. You tought me everything threw out my life years after years. What I loved the most you never gave up on me, THe bond we...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“I had the pleasure to know Irv for over 40 years. Besides being a friend, father in-law, most important Irv was one of the truly good men that I have...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Frederick Krampits - Roseville, CA

“You were the best father a girl could have ever wanted! I am heart broken that you are no longer here with us. I will always cherish the memories we...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Krampits - Roseville, CA

“I am so sorry for your lost. Please stay strong and may God bless you with peace and comfort. My deepest condolences. John 6:40 ”
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47 of 51 | Posted by: Marjorie Macdonald - Waltham,ma, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Griggs family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and strength to endure...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“MY DAD AND ONLY ONE WILL MISS YOU EVERY DAY AND FOREVER ”
49 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

Love You Gramp “Love you Gramp always Love jessica ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: jessica - MA

“Gramp miss and love u always will, nothing is going to be the same without you will try my best to be strong its going to be a long time love jess ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: jess decoteau - MA


Waltham – Mr. Joseph I. Griggs, of Waltham, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home. He was 83.

Known affectionately as 'Irv' to family and friends, he was born in Waltham on August 16, 1933, a son of the late Doris Jordan Griggs Meek and Joseph Griggs, and was a lifelong resident.

For years he ran Irv's Window Cleaning, a business now run by his son, Joe. Prior to that, he worked for the Town of Belmont for more than twenty years. Irv always kept busy working two jobs most of his life to support his family. He was a talented carpenter and scrap metal dealer.

For years the family spent many happy summer and winter vacations at their camp in Wentworth, New Hampshire where Irv enjoyed fishing in the good weather and snowmobiling during snow season. Irv was an avid Nascar fan and collected memorabilia for over thirty years. His family will affectionately remember him for always having a lottery ticket in hand.

The husband of the late Shirley M. (Lirette) Griggs, he leaves his children, Shirley A. Coppi and her husband, Thomas, of Leominster, Carol Krampits and her husband, Fred, of California, Robert Griggs of Millis, Doris M. Diesi and her husband, Michael, of Hudson, Jeanne Porter and her husband, Steve, of Waltham, Patricia Bourque and her husband, Roger, of Lynn, Joseph W. Griggs and his wife, Arlene, of Waltham and Elizabeth Lirette of Leominster; his brothers and sister, Ralph and Robert Griggs, both of New Hampshire and Doris Carmel of Waltham; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

Irv was also a brother of the late Richard "Dick" Jordan, Walter Griggs and Lawrence "Tiny" Griggs.

Family and friends will honor and remember Irv's life by gathering for a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th in Mount Feake Cemetery, 203 Prospect Street, Waltham.