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Obituary: Charles Griswold, 87, of Oxford

Mr. Griswold was a decorated World War II veteran.

 

Mr. Charles C. Griswold, 87, of Oxford, passed away on Monday Jan. 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Gertrude (Townsend) Griswold.

Mr. Griswold was born in Waterbury Jan. 27, 1925, a son of the late Loyal and Lydia (Beere) Griswold and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He was educated in the Oxford school system and was a graduate of Seymour High School. He was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran having served aboard the U.S.S. Kidd.  He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with 7 Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, and the American Theater Medal. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Naugatuck and was also a member of Crusader Post # 1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 Besides his wife of 66 years, he leaves his children; a son, Robert C. Griswold of FT Lauderdale, FL; two daughters, Patricia Griswold-Soroentino of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Elizabeth M. Flach of Oxford; three grandchildren, Andrea LaFrance of Harwinton, and  Michael and Matthew Flach of Oxford; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Linn Flach of Oxford. He was predeceased by a brother Llewellyn Griswold.

 His funeral service will be held on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. Burial with full military honors will be in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 350 Millville Ave. 06770-3711. For further information to send an email condolence, or to light a memorial candle, go to www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com

 

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