MaryEllen (Burke) Griffith of Hudson, NH, formerly of Lynn, MA

 

5667 GriffithMaryEllen (Burke) Griffith, 63, of Hudson, NH died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
Born in Chelsea, MA, she was the daughter of the late Maurice Sr. and Mary Burke. MaryEllen graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1969.
MaryEllen was self-employed as a seamstress.
She was an avid auto racing fan and loved watching her grandson race.
MaryEllen greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, John Griffith of Hudson, NH; daughter, Melissa and her husband, Peter Kousounadis of Lowell; two brothers, Maurice “Moss” and his wife, Tracy Burke of Hampton, NH and James and his wife, Nancy Burke of Hampton, NH; sister, Patricia Delosa of Lincoln, NH; three grandchildren, Derek Griffith, Cassidy Griffith and Leah Kousounadis and many nieces and nephews.
She was sister of the late Patrick Burke.

Visiting hours Mon. 4 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Graveside Funeral Service Tues. at 11A.M. at the High Street Cemetery, Hampton, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

November 9, 2015
4-7P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

November 10, 2015
11A.M.
High Street Cemetery Hampton, NH
  1. Susan says:

    I just found this to post on. I knew you have recently lost her.

    I know what it is to lose a sister. It’s not easy. My love to you both… May she rest in peace.

  2. Jeremy, Zachary & Jennifer says:

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. June Laurin says:

    Words can’t describe how sad I am. I have not seen Maryellen since she hemmed my prom gown 25 years ago, but I have often thought about her.

    Melissa and I had become best friends when their family moved across the street from us in Lowell. Being Melissa’s best friend allowed me to spend time with Maryellen.

    Maryellen truly inspired me at a very young age. She shared her love of reading and sewing with us, she would take us shopping for fabric at George’s textile and then we would watch her create beautiful costumes for our school plays. We would watch her cut glass and sand it smooth to make colorful stained glass windows. She taught me so much..

    Some of the best memories as a kid were in her home, for me she was an inspiration. My favorite memory that always makes me smile was watching her work in her sunroom, while twirling around singing along to Stevie Nicks. I remember thinking…what a cool lady!

    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel…

  4. Barb Conachey says:

    Jim and Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. She was taken way too soon.

    Bob and Tom Conachey

  5. Pattie Steeves says:

    A dear friend & amazing woman taken entirely to soon, I will miss her & Tuesday morning will never be the same.
    My deepest condolences to her family & friends. Rest well dear friend, you’ll remain forever in my heart.

  6. Pattie Steeves says:

    A dear friend & amazing woman taken entirely to soon, I will her & Tuesday morning will never be the same.
    My deepest condolences to her family & friends. Rest well dear friend, you’ll remain forever in my heart.

  7. Nancy day says:

    I’m a really close friend to Kathy Grimard ,which she was best friends with Mary Ellen I had the pleasure of spending some fun times with her at the racers were she was a proud grandma My thoughts and prayers to her whole family and friends

  8. Carol Empey says:

    Nancy and Jim I didn’t know your sister but understand such a loss my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during this difficult time.

  9. Jessica Baril says:

    Still can’t even wrap my head around the fact that you have passed. It was just two weeks ago pops, my dad and I picked you and cass up to watch Derek win the Championship. Rides to the races in the van won’t be the same anymore without your beautiful smile. Rest easy. Love you ❤️❤️

  10. Lynn Durham says:

    My condolences to all. She left WAY too soon. I know you all will miss her.

    • Nancy Burke says:

      Lynn,

      Thank you so much. I’m really glad you got to know her for many years. We weren’t “like” sisters, we were sisters. Like you, she was a real keeper.

      Love,

      Nancy

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