Evelyn M. Griffin, 91, supervisor at factory

July 03, 2005

Evelyn M. Griffin, a retired factory supervisor and longtime resident of the city's Brooklyn neighborhood, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 91.

Evelyn Marie White was born and raised in Baltimore and attended city public schools until quitting during the Great Depression to help support her family.

From 1949 until retiring in 1975, she was a supervisor for Hedwin Corp., a container manufacturer.

Mrs. Griffin, who lived in Brooklyn for 65 years until moving to Overlea recently, enjoyed helping her neighbors. Until she was 90, she regularly drove them to doctor's appointments, the grocery store and on other errands.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling to the Outer Banks for summer vacations.

She was married in 1933 to Herbert Talbott Griffin, a clerical worker for Ellicott Machine Corp., who died in 1974.

Mrs. Griffin was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Fourth Street and Washburn Avenue in Brooklyn, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday

She is survived by five sons, Robert Talbott Griffin of Towson, Raymond Eugene Griffin of Carney, Howard Stanley Griffin of Homeland, Kenneth White Griffin of Linthicum and Herbert Lavery Griffin of Brooklyn Park; a daughter, Susan Carol Standridge of Fullerton; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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