Betty Grayce Griffin Alibrandi

September 6, 1937November 18, 2010

Betty Grayce Griffin Alibrandi, 73, of Raleigh, succumbed November 18th in her battle with cancer. Betty was born to Robert and Samana Griffin of Raleigh. She is survived by her dedicated husband of 31 years Joseph and her devoted daughter and friend Dawn Todd Woods of Zebulon, son Charles Jan Todd Jr. daughter Donna Todd Sauls, Aunt, Goldie L. Peeler, brothers, Robert Griffin & wife Donnie of Louisburg, Edward Griffin & wife Patricia of Arkansas. Predeceased, William Griffin. Grandchildren Benjamin Griffin Woods, Lynsey Dawn House and husband Caleb (Opie), Joey, Courtney& Amy Sauls and a host of special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was an avid gardener and enjoyed her 2nd home at Holden Beach, NC. She lived a life of service and sacrifice for her family and others. The Family would like to give a special thanks to the compassionate staff at the Duke Raleigh ICU unit. In lieu of flowers please send memorials in Betty’s name to the American Cancer Society, Wake SPCA or charity of your choice. Her family will receive friends on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 3:00-3:45 pm, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. A celebration of her life will be at 3:45 pm at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Monday, November 22, 2010
  • Celebration Of Life Monday, November 22, 2010

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kristen catalano

December 3, 2010

Joe, thank you for calling to let me know....Oh how I loved Betty. There was nothing like a young nortern girl moving to the south and be taken in by such a fabulous women. I have missed you betty...You will always remain in my heart! My thoughts and prayers to her family. Kristen from Nashua NH

Barbara Lewis

November 30, 2010

Betty welcomed me into her home, her heart and her family for many years. I will always cherish the memories of our time together. Rest in Peace Betty Grayce. Love, Barbara Jean

November 28, 2010

Uncle Joe and Dawn,

We are greatly saddened to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. She was a beautiful woman, and we will miss her deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love Scott and Amy McCormick

Donna Allen Lewis

November 23, 2010

MANY years ago, my sister (Ann) and I "babysat" for Dawn, Chip and Donna while Betty worked (during the summer). Back then-- I was too young to pay attention to such things-- but now-- looking back-- I understand just how hard Betty worked to make a nice home for her kids. How I hated to get up so early to be picked up by Betty before she had to be at work-- but since I rotated the duty with my sister-- I only had to do it three days a week-- Betty, was "at it" six days! I remember that she was such a sweet and pretty lady! Betty was friends with my mother, Dot Allen, and I lost my mother last November 29. Dawn Chip and Donna--loosing your mother is a hard thing-- my thoughts and prayers are with you three, your entire family and her husband, Joe.

Maria McCormick

November 23, 2010

Betty was a wonderful woman, kind and gentle and she will be missed by all who knew her. I loved her like a sister and will miss my conversations with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe during this difficult time. Love you.

Lori LaDuke

November 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Uncle Joe and Dawn for the loss of our beloved Aunt Betty. I will always remember her beautiful smile and sweet soft voice saying "give me some sugar." She was very special and we will miss her greatly. Uncle Joe we all love you and know your strength and faith will help you during this difficult time.

Love, Lori, Kevin, Jonathan & Katherine

Carla Hinson

November 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Betty was such a sweet gracious person, and it shows thru with her daughter Dawn's sweetness. Joe, I will continue to pray for strength in the days ahead. I am so happy I saw Betty recently. I know she is without pain. Heaven is getting an angel.

November 22, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joe and Dawn. Betty was a wonderful woman, always smiling! And you know she is really smiling now, knowing there is no more pain and suffering! She will be greatly missed by us here at Holden Beach! May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Love, Peggy Carlton and Jan Clemmons

November 21, 2010

Betty, Your middle name sums up so much about you as you were always full of "Grace" and in many instances, you taught others how "grace" can get you through so many trials in life. We know you are in "His loving arms" now and at peace. We love you and ask God to comfort your loving family!

Love, The Baskett's

Chip Todd

November 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe Alibrandi, Dawn,Ben and Lynsey as we know had a very special and close relationship with Mother. May those special memories give them peace in the days to come knowing Mother is well now in the arms of our God in his glorious kingdom. May God bless you today and always. Love Always, Charles(Chip), Connie, Katlyn and Johnna Todd.