Marisa A. Griffin

WATERVILLE – Marisa A. Griffin, 64, of Waterville, died unexpectedly, on Sunday Feb. 28, 2021.

She was born on March 20, 1956 in Fairfield, the daughter of Ross and Marguerite Griffin. She was raised in Waterville and educated in the Waterville school system. Over the years, Marisa enjoyed working for her father in his asphalt paving company, The Maine Dept. of Transportation and eventually the health care field where she found work at local nursing home facilities providing care and comfort to others.

Marisa was a person that was known for her outgoing and playful personality. She could make anyone laugh and had a great sense of humor! She loved to go out and socialize. She participated in dance classes, and enjoyed listening to music and singing to the radio. Marisa also liked to cook and this was one of the ways she showed her love to people. She enjoyed travel and had opportunities to visit France and Sweden.

Marisa lived out of state in Colorado and New Hampshire for a number of years after graduating from high school. She eventually moved back to Maine be closer to her family and raise her children.

At some point, Marisa’s health began to decline and took her away from many of the things that she loved doing. However, during the last few years of her life, Marisa found great enjoyment in her five grandchildren. She will always be remembered for being “Grammy Marisa”, her generosity and for her ability to make people find laughter and humor where others could not.

Marisa was predeceased by her mother, Marguerite Griffin and father Ross Griffin Sr; infant son, Marion Benoit; and her sisters, Marjorie Chase and Marguerite Bickford.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Albert, husband Jeff Albert and their four children, Joseph, Anna, Elizabeth and David Albert of Wayne; son, Damien Benoit and wife Becka Benoit and their daughter, Anaya Benoit of Waterboro; siblings, Mary Chase and Ross Griffin of Waterville; nieces and nephews, Jeri Hume-Cole, Chris Cole, and Christian Trott of Waterville and Bobby Young of Portland. Marisa is also survived by extended family members including many cousins.

A spring burial will take place at the Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield with a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the

High Hopes Club House,

26 College Ave.,

Waterville ME 04901.

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