Audrey Hewitt Griffin—loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and so much more— passed away peacefully at home in Union, Maine on August 14, 2020. Audrey was born on July 27, 1928 to Colin and Florence Hewitt in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and grew up in Brownville Junction, Maine. Following in the footsteps of her mother and older sister, Audrey became a registered nurse at Eastern Maine General Hospital.
Audrey met her future husband Herbert Griffin while he was a patient at Eastern Maine General, and they married on September 9, 1950. After Herb completed his studies at the University of Maine at Orono, Herb and Audrey lived in Cleveland, OH; New York City, NY; and Boston, MA; before settling in Maine. They were faithful members of the congregational church of Augusta where they lived for approximately 35 years: Audrey spent many years caring for the elderly as a nurse in several nursing homes in the Augusta area before retiring in Union. Together, they raised four children: Dale (Pat O’Connell) of Evanston, IL; Wayne (Kathy) of Chippewa Falls, WI; David (Karen) of Tacoma, WA; and Martha of Union, ME. Prior to retirement in 1988, Herb and Audrey bought 12 acres of land in Union and later built their retirement home there, the log home of their dreams overlooking sunsets over Seven Tree Pond.
Audrey was a longtime member of the People's United Methodist Church, a voracious reader, a passionate knitter, and an active member of the community in Union. Audrey was the perfect example of a selfless servant, always making sure her husband and children were cared for before considering her needs. Audrey’s memory will be cherished by her four children, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many friends.
A celebration of life service will be held in the spring of 2021, to be announced.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Wiscasset Road, Waldoboro. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com