Dr. George Griffin ’39 died on September 16, 2009, in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
He was born in Haverhill on January 30, 1918, and prepared for college at St. James High School. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at Bowdoin, and went on to earn his DMD at Harvard Dental School 1943. He achieved the rank of captain as an Army Air Corps dentist during World War II, then worked in a private dental practice in Haverhill for 42 years until his retirement in 1988. An avid golfer, he was a five-time champion at Haverhill Golf and Country Club, where he also served as president. He also was an enthusiastic skier for more than 30 years. He was a communicant and long-time usher at Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford. He is survived by two sons, Bruce Griffin ’69 and Michael Griffin; two daughters, Shirley and Nancy; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by Ruth Fulton Griffin, his wife of 62 years, in 2008, and by his brother, Richard Griffin ’38.