Josephine B. Griffiths

Born November 12, 1921

Josephine B. Griffiths, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Born in Scranton, PA on November 12, 1921, Josephine was the daughter of the late Stephen Barnic and Sophie (Douglas) Barnic. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her beloved family. Josephine gave of her time often when her children were young by serving with the PTA and as a Girl Scout leader. She was an avid crafter and gifted seamstress. A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Josephine will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Griffiths; daughter, Stephanie Gregg; brother, Stephen Barnic; and son-in-law, Rodger Schaen. Josephine is survived by her children, Barry Griffiths (Mary Ann), Stan Griffiths (Karen), Cindy Dodge (Michael), Ruth Schaen and Jan Desmond (Martin); 9 grandchildren, including Jessi, who lovingly cared for her grandmother during her illness; and 3 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A committal service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, November 3, 2015 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Josephine’s memory may be sent to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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14 Condolences for Josephine B. Griffiths

  • I love you very much Grandma you will be missed so very much by me and everyone else.

  • Gramma-miss you every second. You’re our best friend forever. I will always love you and make you proud.

  • You were my friend, my hero, you will be missed very much. May your soul rest in peace. I loved you very much.

  • We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mom. She has been a wonderful friend to my mom, Shirley. Her daily, and sometimes several, calls to “check” on my mom were always so welcomed…giving my mom a great feeling to know that she was always on the other end of the phone! Her caring heart will always be remembered. Prayers to your family, from our family.

  • Ministering to Josephine has been an extreme pleasure. Bringing Eucharist was a true Joy. During my visits, I came to know Josephine as a wonderful lady who seemed very close to our Loving God. She loved her family dearly and I admire the attention, care and love provided. Many fond memories have been formed and cherished for all time. Thank you dear friend in Christ for allowing me to come into your home and your life. May you rest in the eternal Peace of Paraidse. Pray for us here upon earth as we
    continue with our journeys of life. Tenderly, Marianne

  • Sorry for you r loss. We love her lots!!!!!!!!

  • Grandma Josephine was a sweet, classy person, and a positive influence throughout her life. May the four winds blow you safely home, sweet lady. (Jessi: You are in my thoughts as well — what a great grandchild and wonderful person!)

  • To Ruthie and all the Griffiths family: My sincerest condolences and prayers on the loss of your mother. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that friends from long ago are sharing your sadness at this difficult time. – Gary Graham

  • Stan I am so sorry for your loss, always thinking of you and Karen and the girls. Take care my friend.Send my condolences to the rest of the family.

  • Stanley and Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    Dominic, Gail and Nick Maida

  • Jo my friend , I will truly miss our visits together. I have never learned so much in a short period of time as we shared together . We could have talked forever . I have so many questions and you have all the answers. I will miss you forever . May God bless you and you entire family . May you enter heaven knowing you where an huge impact on every one you touched including me. I love You and will miss you so.

  • Ruthie and Family, Sorry to hear the lost of your mother, Josie. She lived a long and happy life. FUN girl and will surely be missed with lots of good memories.

  • Dear Griffiths family,
    Josephine called me a few months ago. I left De. 19 yrs ago. I did her hair for many yrs. She had such a kind and sweet spirit. She has touched so many lives in her path here on earth. I know we will see her again in Heaven because God promised us that we will have eternal life for all who believes in Him. Many Blessing to all of us who knew Josephine. Jessi your Grandmother is very proud of you. We all are because you took good care of her.

  • Jan and Marty,
    Very sorry for your families loss.