John J. Griffin

retired proprietor of Holbrow’s Flowers, Dorchester, after a long illness, March 6, 2010.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Milton, graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1957. John played football with the Milton Shamrocks. Mr. Griffin and his wife sold the flower shop in 2004. John was one of the founders of The 373 Group.

Husband of Laura (Holbrow) Griffin. Father of Katie Griffin of Medford, Amy Lenane of Milton, John P. Griffin of Winchester and Richard H. Griffin of Cohasset. Brother of Dennis F. Griffin of Hingham. John is also survived by seven grandchildren, Emily and John M. Lenane of Milton, Henry, William and Olivia Griffin of Cohasset and Ryan and Sophia Griffin of Winchester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Thursday, March 11 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, MILTON, Wednesday, 4-8 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.