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HANCOCK – Richard M. Griffin, 72, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at an Augusta hospital. He was born March 22, 1932, in Rockland the son of Walter I. and Edna V. (Pease) Griffin. Richard served in the Army during the Korean War, where he earned the Korean Services Medal with Five Bronze Campaign Stars, the Purple Heart, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 207. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Carolyn Griffin of Hancock; three children, Richard E. Griffin and his wife, Karen, of Durham, Shirley A. Wallace and her fianc?, Gerard, of Algonac, Mich., and Jac Ferdig and her husband, Robert, of Sorrento; two stepsons, Matthew and Kaye Antone of Matthews, N.C., and Bernard Antone of Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Justin, Kay, April, Deborah, and Averill; five great-grandchildren, Korie, Benjamin, Nicole, Jason, and James; three sisters, Mable Iris of Connecticut, Ruth Harrington of Camden and Libby Sproul of Rockland; a brother, Walter Griffin of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was predeceased by his first wife, Averill M. (Jellison) Griffin; a granddaughter, Karie Froth; and a brother, George Harmon. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at the Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. Gifts in memory of Richard may be sent to Beals Hospitality House, 1 V.A. Center, Togus, ME 04330. A memorial register and directions are available online at

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