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“Hi paps. Well you must see from the heaven sky. I will not stop. Family is family. And that's what I'm here for. To the day I meet you and nana. My...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

“Hi Gramp miss and love you so so much hope can get to the grave again soon one way or another got new fall decor for you and nana both.Love you...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Paps. U r my everything. Miss you so much ❤ Maria ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

“Hi my paps, well on Sunday I went to meet my daughter and my grandson, paps you won't believe how much he grew up. At the lake when vanessa to him...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

“Hi paps had a very good time with aunt dorie, these past couple days. Trying to clear my mind and hope I made the right decision. I so believe when...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

“My paps, I think of you every day, you will always be in my heart ❤ And will let everyone know how a great person you are, and yes they all...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Hi again gramp happy birthday just wanted to let you know miss you in person but know you are watching with nana as well and trying to be strong...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp happy love and miss you so much❤.Put new decor at grave yesterday for you and nana.Thank you for everything you did for me.Always...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi my paps. Well today is your birthday, wow 85. No matter what you will age every year know matter on earth or in heaven you are still with us in...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Burlington, MA

“Hi Gramp hope can get to the grave early before the 16th got some new decor for you and nana both.Miss both of you so so much.Love you.Always-Jessica ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp hope can get to grave soon and put early birthday decor there for you and nana as well.You would of been 85 thought you would be here in...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Love you my paps ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Paps I'm praying for the better ❤ Love maria ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp glad got to the grave and fixed it for you and nana not a day goes by dont think of you both.Miss the old days and before june last year so...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My paps love you so much and miss you so much you will always be with me. Love ❤ your fishing buddy so love ❤ our awesome fishing ...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp Happy 4th of july know your in heaven with nana and miss both of yu very much.Hope next time at grave can clean up again.Love you Always...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi GRAMP glad went to cemetery be there again soon.Miss you and nana more than ever every day trying to be strong like you said to be.Love you.Always...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp trying to be strong like you said but its hard.Glad got to cemetery and fix decor and got new decor for you and nana again.Be there again...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My paps, I miss every minute with out you, Happy Father's Day you are my everything and will never forget our wonderful times together, you taught me...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi again gramp Happy fathers day. Miss you every day hope can get to grave and put new decor for you and nana both.Love you.Always-Jessica ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp Happy Fathers Day miss you every single day its still stressful trying to be strong.Always remember good old days with you and nana as well...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Jessica - MA - Grandchild

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Hi Gramp cant believe its been a year since you went with nana.Always be thankful for everything you did for me and the great times going places and...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - MA

“My paps a year is here but never forgotten, every day every hour every minute and every second. You will always be with me, now you are in a peaceful...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp happy memorial day miss you and nana everyday.Went to the grave and put new decor for both of you.Thank you for everything you did for me...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Paps I miss you so much I know you will guide me to my right path for my future ❤ Love Maria ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp hopefully can get down gravesite soon with maria for mothers day for you and nana.Got some new decor for you guys.Miss you guys so much...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“You are my first father, dad, and my only, yes my paps and will always. I love you so much, you made who I'm am today. Yes a very strong person and...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“My paps ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp love and miss you and nana both.Hopefully can finally get some new decor down the gravesite again soon.Trying to put your nascar in new...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp going to the grave today with maria for nanas birthday got some decor for both of you.Miss and love you to.Always- jessica ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau

“My paps. I miss u so much. And I know u r still with me. So happy Easter . I love ❤ you so much and you are always with me. Happy Easter ...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp Happy Easter miss you and nana both and going to you guys house on easter every year always remember the good old days.Going to get to the...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp it was so cool to visit you and nana at night with maria last week glad going more to the grave.Waiting for the winter to calm so can...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi my paps I miss you so much and think of you every day every minute every moment, I know you are still with me and will always be, I brought your...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss you and nana so so so much.I hope to get to the grave again soon try to get spring decor ready after the winter.I know you guys are...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My paps Miss u so much and u will never leave my heart ❤ ♥ Maria ”
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing to say love and miss you and nana both so much.Hope to get to the gravesite again love going there where you guys are.Love always...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica d

“Hey paps. So miss you so much and will continue your family love and guide with our family that needs and loves us from the beginning and the way of...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp me and maria will be visiting you and nanas grave still cant believe both of you are in heaven now,have to keep trying to be strong.Got some...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Gramps my paps. Miss you so much. Ill make you proud of me tomorrow. With and what ever it takes. Love ❤ u my only paps. Father. Love ...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss you so much, love you to hope can get to the grave again soon .Will always remember the good times.Also miss bringing in brass and...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hey paps funny #'s were a little off by a a little. Remember 1987 to 1988. ”
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“My everything ”
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“My paps wow these last 3 days was hard for me, very emotional every time I looked at your truck, I started to have tears in my eyes and then I saw...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Never and will never forget our wonderful times together. Just ❤ you so much. Lol Maria ”
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Love you so much my paps ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp love and miss you so much, stressed over everything but glad got to the grave and made it look nice again.Cant wait to put nice spring...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Happy new year paps. Love u so much. Yes the silver fish will go to B ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing to say happy new year wish you were here in person but you are watching.Hope can get to the grave again soon and put away christmas...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Love you ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp merry christmas wish you and nana were here in person this year but know you guys are in spirit hope to get to the grave again with maria...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“My paps thank you for believing I can do this today I know you were with me in every way, paps I love you so much and miss you in every minute every...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Paps I'm going tomorrow need you more than ever you and nana, watch over me and with me. Miss you 2. I know you are with me in every way. ❤...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi paps almost there, just pray ❤ ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp its still hard but know you and nana are here in spirit can tell dont mind it because love you guys. Im hoping to get to the grave again...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Paps, I know you are still here. I believe ”
60 of 100+ | Posted by: maria griggs - waltham, MA

“My paps my only paps. Love u so much think of u every day and now more than ever y r and will always be with me. My paps ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp Happy Thanksgiving miss and love you so much to.Have xmas decor for you and nanas grave soon make it look nice.Again miss you so so much...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp it was so cool to visit you and nanas grave at night, hope next time be in day so can fix things and get ready for the winter.Got some xmas...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My paps. I know and I'm. S. K. Just needed to get things done. My words r so ? I'm sorry love ❤ Maria ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss and love you so mcuh also. Things are still stressful with other things going on now try and be strong but its tough.I know you and...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Paps just want you back ”
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp wanted to say love and miss both you and nana so much.Hopefully can get to the gravesite again soon maybe fix some things.Love always jessica ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“Paps I miss you so much and every day and every breath I take and think of you every day. So paps I'm sorry I've been crying more than ever, I no u...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Keep your eyes on me❤ ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“My paps miss you and love ❤ u so much. Need you more than ever right now, so love ❤ you and nana are together again, just need a...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing again to say miss you again and will always love you this year has been unreal with everything.As time goes on miss you more and...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau

A Video Condolence Has Been Left
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“Wow Grampy I know more than ever every day that goes by I miss you that much more. You are my everything my life my spirit and what you tought me is...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing again to say miss and love you so much you and nana were like second parents best ever, you were right about everything but trying...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau

“Hi Gramp miss and love you.you and nana were the best grandparents ever its hard but know you guys are watching over the family.wanted to thank both...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau

“Every day that goes by without my paps my dad forever u taught me how to be there when the tough gets going and it's up to me where it goes from here...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“My paps I know what you asked for over the uncomplicate to make love ❤ and life grow and just listen, watching and really see what's best...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing to say miss you and nana very much both hope to get to the gravesite again soon try to fix some things. Love you.love always jessica ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

“My only dad. Yes my paps ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss you and love you trying to be strong but it is harder then ever miss everything even the house love you.love always jessica ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Hi Gramp wanted to say miss you and nana both today was tough, hopefully get better but wish you guys were still here wanted to thank you guys for...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - Hudson, MA

My loves Irving and Shirley
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs

“My paps I need u more than ever. Miss u so much ❤ Maria ”
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss and love you and nana both wish you guys were here in person so diffrent now. Going to try and get to the grave again hopefully soon...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“Wow my dad my only one my greatest grandfather ever, I felt u and nana yesterday at Danny's parents burial, saw the winds from the huge trees from...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp miss you and nana both so much put some fall decor and flowers at you guys gravesite hope you guys like them know you guys are looking ddown...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My dad love ❤ u so much and will never forget u. You are the one that made me who I am today. A STRONG. LOVE ❤ YOU MARIA ”
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp writing to say miss and love you and nana both you guys did everything for me i will never forget great memories at the house helping you...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“As the days, weeks, months, that goes by I think of you more and more, miss you more and more, and wish you are with me on earth. Yes paps I cry and...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Think of you every day, my paps. And will always think of you and nana, miss you 2 and will always have you and nana with me at all times miss you...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - MA

“Hi Gramp love you miss you also so much wish could visit you and nanas grave more be soon. Love always jessica ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“My loving dad my grandfather just give me a sign or anything. Today love ❤ u Maria ”
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Hi Gramp trying to be strong its so hard but know you to are happy with nana love always jessica ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

“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 »
94 of 100+ | 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 »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Griggs - Waltham, MA

“Happy Birthday DAD Love and Miss you Love Dorie And Mike ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Doris Diesi - hudson, MA

“Happy Birthday Gramp Love and miss you so much got some things for your gravesite love always jessica ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: jessica decoteau - hudson, MA

Love you guys so much maria
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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.