June 20th, 2019


Jesse D. Griffith

September 20, 1929 – December 17, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date

Obituaries » Jesse D. Griffith

Jesse D. Griffith, 89, passed away on Dec. 17, 2018. Born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Middlesex, he was the son of Bert and Flora (Corliss) Griffith. He graduated from Montpelier High School, where he was an honor student. In 1951, Jesse enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Korean conflict in the 65th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. After five years of distinguished service, he was honorably discharged. He returned to Barre where he worked in the granite industry for many years. On Oct. 10, 1977, he married the love of his life, Betty Jean Rouleau, in the St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. The two made their home and raised their family in Williamstown. Throughout his life, he had many hobbies and interests. Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Rouleau Griffith; his sons Joseph Rouleau and wife Theresa, of Williamstown, David Rouleau and wife Lori, of Barre, his daughter, Dawna Howe and husband Ron, of Williamstown, Rickey Rouleau and wife Kathleen, of Barre Town, Matthew Rouleau and wife Cheryl, of Williamstown, Mike Noury and wife Carole, of Williamstown; Scott Johnson, of Morrisville, Mark Johnson, of Morrisville, and Cindy Johnson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He also proceeds his brothers Elwin Griffith, of East Barre, Royce Griffith and wife Carol, of Barre, and Corliss Griffith and wife Sheila, of Moretown. A Mass will be held on 12/27, at 11AM in the St. Edward Catholic Church in Williamstown. Friends and family may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on 12/26, from 6 to 8PM.

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