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Gertrude Emma Griswold

d. July 13, 2023

Oxford

Gertrude Emma Griswold

Gertrude Emma Griswold, age 96, a long-time resident of Oxford, entered into rest on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Lutheran Home of Southbury.  She was the devoted wife of the late Charles C. Griswold until his passing in 2013. Gertrude was born in 1926 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (McSweet) Townsend.

She served as a WWII Nurse Cadet, was a registered nurse for over 25 years at Waterbury Hospital and retired from Bristol Babcock.  Gertrude was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Naugatuck; and enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader.  She loved to travel and snow-birding in Florida.

Gertrude is the beloved mother of Patricia E. Griswold-Sorrentino of Ormond Beach, FL; Elizabeth M. Flach and her husband, Mark of Oxford; and Robert C. Griswold of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrea LaFrance, Matthew Flach and Michael Flach; her cherished great-grandchild, Savannah Flach; her brother, Theodore Townsend; and her sister, Mildred Kovic.  She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Townsend; and her sisters, Elizabeth Baslak and Ruth Solberg. 

Friends may greet Gertrude’s family at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770 on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from 10AM until her funeral service begins at 12PM.  Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Naugatuck or to Oxford Ambulance Service.  To leave online condolences for her family, please visit www.fordfh.com
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Visitation

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Home - Naugatuck

201 Meadow Street (Rt. 63), Naugatuck, CT 06770

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Home - Naugatuck

201 Meadow Street (Rt. 63), Naugatuck, CT 06770

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Burial

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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