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Peter I. GriswoldJanuary 26, 1941 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 76)
Beacon Falls - Peter I. Griswold, age 76, husband of the late Barbara (Calhoun) Griswold, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday August 26th 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS Unit.
Peter was born in Milford, CT on January 26th 1941, son of the late Leslie and Elsie Griswold. He graduated from Milford High School in 1959.
He entered the United States Coast Guard after high school and proudly served until 1965 at which time he was honorably discharged. Peter retired from Sikorski Aircraft after 30 years of service. He was a car enthusiast and built an electric vehicle in 1974 during the oil embargo that he drove every day for three years to and from Sikorski. He spent his last seven years restoring a 1937 Chevy Coupe that he was extremely proud of. He was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Beacon Falls.
Peter is survived by his sons, Michael Griswold of Beacon Falls, and David Griswold and his wife Beth of Milford; his grandchildren, Khrysty Mark and her husband Dylan, Stephany Griswold and Nik Griswold. He was predeceased by his brother Mark, as well as his
beloved parrot of 50 years, Kiki Bird.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St Michael's Church, 25 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Children, 510 Kings Highway, Suite 400, Fairfield Ct 06825. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/ Fitzgerald- Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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