James A Griffiths

July 26, 1926December 3, 2012
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GRIFFITHS, James A. of Scituate, passed away on December 3, 2012, at the age of 86.

James was born in Bergenfield, NJ. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the V12 program, attending Princeton University, Williams College and graduating from Brown University in 1949. He earned an MBA in investments from NYU in 1957. He was a member of American Legion Post 144, Scituate. Retired President of Commercial Union Asset Management Corp, and retired Investment Committee Chairman of Joint Underwriters (JUA).

Beloved husband of 63 years to Edith (Burton). Father of Kathleen G. King and her husband William, Janet G. Travers and her husband Richard all of Scituate, and James F. of Manhattan Beach, CA. Grandfather of Jenna Griffiths, Meghan King-White, Bridget and Brian King, Ricky, Jeff and Maggie Travers. Great-grandfather of Colin James King-White.

Funeral from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate on Friday, December 7th at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate at 10AM. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8PM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in memory of James to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 7, 2012

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Jayne Walker

December 18, 2012

My thoughts are with all of you at time time. Jim was a good friend and a great guy I alway look forward to seeing Jim and Edie at pine point or in marco.With love Jayne


December 17, 2012

Edith & Family:
We extend to you our "Deep & Heartfelt Sympathy"!!
With Love & Prayers....!!

Erin Wiater

December 7, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember the great time Meg and I had visting DeeDee and Pop in Florida when we were in college. You are all in my prayers. Love, Erin Wiater

Douglas Shepherd

December 7, 2012

Janet, Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. my thoughts are with you and your family.

December 7, 2012

Our prayers and fond memories are with you all-Jacque,John and family

Dorothy Moran Murphy

December 6, 2012

Edie and family:
My sincere condolences to you at this heartbreaking loss of such a fine man. You are in my prayers. May the great memories you have and God's grace support you.

Debbie&Paul Lombardo

December 6, 2012

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Gerry Hayden

December 6, 2012

Jimmy and the entire Griffiths family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all on the loss of your father. Love does live on.

December 6, 2012

Dear Eddie and family
We are so sorry to hear about Jim. We will never forget our fun trip to Australia and beyond.Jim was such a easy going guy, always ready to go along with everybody else.Lately, meeting Jim annd you at the supermarket, we always stopped to catch up on everything and usually blocked the isle while doing it. Just a great guy. We will miss him.
Dot and Dick Bresnahan

Shelley Sarsfield

December 5, 2012

Although we were not fortunate enough to know Mr. Griffiths personally, we have gotten to know and appreciate Jenna for the lovely, caring young woman she is.. and we are certain she comes from a family which has provided her with wonderful values. We send heartfelt condolences on your loss. Shelley and Neil Sarsfield (Jon Leiberman's parents)