Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Griffithses in:
 • Brevard Memorial Park
 • Cocoa
 • Brevard County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Maryanne Josephine Giunta Griffiths
Birth: Apr. 15, 1926
East New York
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 2000
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Daughter of Salvatore Joseph Giunta and Giuseppina "Josephine" Arico from Leone Forte, Italy. USO canteen volunteer WWII, met and married William Jensen Griffiths on October 5, 1946 and moved to Glenview, Illinois. Mother of Dennis Michael (1948-), Noelle Lorraine (1949-) and Wayne Anthony (1952-). Interred at Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Fl.

It's taken me a long time to write what's below, and I'm not quite sure why - Mom and I were close, but I think so much alike that it confused issues at times. It's been a long time, Mom, and I still miss you every day.

Mom was a great baker, she could sew, crochet or needlepoint anything and she was smart as could be. She had the most beautiful green eyes I'd ever seen! You were the glue that held your generation together, Mom, and after you died everyone seemed to just go their own way. You handled everything for Dad, and we all thought he wouldn't be able to manage. He surprised us all though. But he never got over losing you. Your picture was the first thing he saw each day and the last thing he saw at night.

I can remember the day your eldest son came home from Vietnam, just a few days after Christmas in 1967. You worried every day of the 18 months or so he was there, and didn't know when he was due home. There was a huge snowstorm that day, and we got a call to pick him up at Kennedy Airport at 6 a.m. on a Sunday. You and Dad were so angry that we were going to drive all the way out to your home (30 miles or so) on such a terrible day. Dad was out on the driveway shoveling snow, and you were inside - the house was all decorated for Christmas. Dad saw the car pull up and threw a snowball at us, and when we started to get out of the car he used one of his favorite words to let us know how dumb we were to have come. And then when his eldest stepped out of the car he threw his arms around him and started to cry. As we all crowded into the house, you saw your Son first, and you cried and smiled for what seemed like hours. We were taking photos and you asked us to stop - I'm glad we didn't.

I remember your 50th wedding anniversary. You and Dad were out in Arizona visiting relatives and they were having a small luncheon for you in celebration. You didn't know it, but all 3 of your children were headed that way -- the look on your faces when we walked into the restaurant was absolutely priceless.

So many memories, and I can't believe you've been gone nearly 13 years and now Dad's gone too. I don't think any of us were big on the afterlife theory, but if by some chance...I know he's holding your hand.
Family links: 
  Salvatore Giunta (1892 - 1980)
  Giuseppina Arico Giunta (1897 - 1971)
  William Jensen Griffiths (1921 - 2013)
  Gaetana Giunta Bettalico (1921 - 2016)*
  Anthony P Giunta (1922 - 2013)*
  Maryanne Josephine Giunta Griffiths (1926 - 2000)
  Joseph William Giunta (1931 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Brevard Memorial Park
Brevard County
Florida, USA
Plot: Patio Mausoleum - F
Created by: imagal49
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49276123
Maryanne Josephine <i>Giunta</i> Griffiths
Added by: imagal49
Maryanne Josephine <i>Giunta</i> Griffiths
Added by: imagal49
Maryanne Josephine <i>Giunta</i> Griffiths
Added by: imagal49
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Remember the beyond
 Added: May. 1, 2017
Happy Birthday Mom. 17 years. You're in my heart, always.
- imagal49
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017
loved the story
- Leann Brooks
 Added: Jan. 11, 2017
There are 46 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: imagal49

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service