Scott E. Griffin

Scott Edward Griffin, beyond a shadow of doubt, was one of the strongest and most considerate people we have ever known. Sadly, we lost this great man far too soon on Monday, August 23rd 2021. Born in 1967 to Carolyn and William Griffin, Scott was raised in Randolph, MA and left home for Boston after graduating Randolph High as a member of the class of 1985.

As a young man with little to his name, Scott began his journey from home by becoming a barback/doorman for the ever-infamous bar, Daisy Buchanan’s. Scott dedicated himself to whatever he was a part of and soon would become one of Daisy’s finest. One of his most famous concoctions was a Jack and Ginger. What was the magic behind it? “A lot of Jack and a splash of ginger.”

During his Daisy days, he met his wife, Denise, and they would bring their son, Derik, into the world. Scott and Denise dedicated themselves to parenting. And it shows in the man that Derik has become. With Scott’s passing, Denise lovingly recognizes Scott as a wonderful life partner and the best father a child could ever have.

After his prime years in the bar business were over, Scott worked for Wellesley College in the early morning until evening, attended classes at Phoenix University, and finally would go to work at the bar, all while he had a child he was caring for. Later in his life, Scott would leave Wellesley College and soon become the Quality Assurance Manager at Melville Candy in Randolph, MA. Through his hard work and dedication, Scott would be asked to become the CEO of the company, which he accepted. Soon after becoming the CEO, Melville began to work with big companies like Disney, Universal Studios, and Walmart. His success stemmed from not only the people he worked with, but also his own abilities as a leader. Scott had a certain air about him that made such a humble man somehow feel larger than life. His presence commanded respect, but rarely in an aggressive way, he would light up a room in an instant and was a person that others looked for. Scott’s impact on his family and those around him was massive and no words will ever truly be able to describe what just his smile could do. Always calm and caring, Scott lived his life to the fullest and imparted his experience to others, not through words alone, but through the way he carried himself.

His extended family was another of Scott’s sweet spots. Hanging out at his younger brother and sister-in-law’s pool…hoisting a few with his sister and brother-in-law at Lewis’…smoking a fine stogie and sipping an equally fine bourbon with his older brother. He was the greatest uncle to his nieces and nephews, and they relied on him for everything. No matter what the problem, Scott could always solve it. The fact that he was a Frye-boot-wearing Deadhead only enhanced his magic. Scott’s kindness and compassion were lifelong, which he shared with his hundreds of friends. If you knew Scott, you were blessed and were a better person for it.
Scott leaves behind his wife, Denise and son, Derik. Beyond his immediate family he leaves his older brother, Bill, his wife, Sue, his older sister Kathy, her husband, Mike, his younger brother Sean and his wife, Sandra, and his brother-in-law, David DeMartini. In addition, he leaves his mother-in-law Mary Jane Marmo, his father-in-law, Howard DeMartini and his wife, Helen. He also leaves his many nieces and nephews. Brendan and his wife Ashley, Erin, and Ryan Crowley, Liam and Michaela Griffin, Aria Gately, and Jack and Caitlin Corrigan as well as his many cousins. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Bill and Carol Griffin, his cousin, Kevin Corrigan, and his step-father-in-law, Joseph Marmo.

Scott’s impact on these lives is truly immeasurable and his reach extends far past just his family. Each person that was a part of Scott’s life all share one thing in common. We are all heavily impacted by his memory. Scott would never want us to grieve for him. He was and still is too strong, he was the glue and motor for his family and friends. Scott, we wish you could see how much we all miss you and how much we need you; you always kept us strong and aware while reminding us that even if today is hard there is always another day. Dad, I love you beyond words and miss you like crazy. Thank you for everything.

Visiting hours are Monday, August 30th, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, 134 S. Main Street, Randolph, MA. Thank you so much for your attendance, it is greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice.

Guestbook


First Name: Kathy
Last Name: Reynolds-Roberts
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

Kathy, Billy, Sean, I am so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. You are in my prayers


First Name: Amy
Last Name: Napert
City: East bridgewater
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

Scott was like the big brother I never had. He was an awesome boss and he always helped me when I was feeling down. He could really make me laugh. The family at Melville will miss Scott deeply …. We all truly loved him.


First Name: John
Last Name: Griffin
City: Wilmington
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

Scott always lit up the room the minute he walked in. He had the ability to make everyone he spoke with feel like the most important person in the world. Scott your bright shining light will be greatly missed!!


First Name: Merci
Last Name: Humphrey
City: New Bedford
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

With much love to my extended family. You’re all in my prayers just like Scott will live on in our hearts.


First Name: Ken
Last Name: Kwok
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

Scott was always being patience and respectful when talking to anyone of us in Melville family. I seldom felt any communication barrier between him and the production team even though most people there didn't speak English as their first language. He was a great and responsible leader who take care of us in Melville at all time. I missed him so much ...He will live in our memory forever


First Name: JoAnne
Last Name: Cody
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

I will always remember Scott as a very kind and gentle soul. It’s been ages since I’ve seen him, but saddened to hear of another tragic loss to our Randolph High “family”. Sincere sympathies to the entire Griffin, and extended family and loved ones.


First Name: francis
Last Name: scolaro
City:
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

R.I.P.


First Name: Gary
Last Name: Melville
City: Weymouth
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

If someone wear to ask me who Scott Griffin was I would answer a big and beautiful person. A man with a large heart. A listener who always had time. A fighter who will take on any challenge and always come out a winner. He treated everyone he came across with kindness and respect. He was a leader and a builder he took Melville candy to where it is today. Scott you will never leave my heart and never be forgotten I love you


First Name: Gary
Last Name: Melville
City: Weymouth
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/27/2021

If someone wear to ask me who Scott Griffin was I would answer a big and beautiful person. A man with a large heart. A listener who always had time. A fighter who will take on any challenge and always come out a winner. He treated everyone he came across with kindness and respect. He was a leader and a builder he took Melville candy to where it is today. Scott you will never leave my heart and never be forgotten I love you


First Name: Doreen
Last Name: Coggeshall
City: Marshfield
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

Scott was a fantastic person. He always had the biggest smile and was so gentle and kind to anyone he met. He is definitely one of the great ones and will be missed greatly. May god bless you and greet you as you enter the gates of heaven. Another RHS Class of 1985 gone too soon. RIP Scott


First Name: Jack
Last Name: Trabucco
City: Wells
State: ME
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

I worked with Scott at Wellesley College for years. He was the most thoughtful, kind and nicest person I have ever met He cared so much for all the people that worked under his leadership. He treated everyone fairly and with the utmost respect. He was loved by the entire Wellesley College community. It is hard to imagine that I’ll ever meet another person as nice as Scott Griffin in my lifetime. RIP my friend


First Name: Rich
Last Name: Conte
City: Beaufort
State: SC
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

Billy, Sean and Kathy, so saddened to hear about Scott. My thoughts are with you.


First Name: Julie
Last Name: Greco Sullivan
City: Natick
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

Sean and family,
Please accept
My deepest condolences on the loss of your brother. I always remember him being so nice and always smiling. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely,
Julie (Greco) Sullivan


First Name: STEPHEN
Last Name: MCVINNEY
City: NORWOOD
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

Denise, Derik,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Scott was really a good guy. During all those years of school at St. Catherine's we had some good laughs and a nice friendship that extended outside of just school. He will be sorely missed but he won't be forgotten any time soon.

The McVinney family
Stephen, Christine, Michael, John


First Name: Edward
Last Name: Gillespie
City: Dorchester
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

The first time I met Scotty was in Daisy Buchanan’s. To anyone who met Scotty the first thing you would notice was his wonderful disarming and infectious smile. He was hard working and unpretentious. He was kind to everyone he met. He was a true friend and I’m sure husband, father and brother. I will miss him dearly. The world was a better place while he was in it.


First Name: thomas
Last Name: hopkins
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

First, my deep condolences to Scott's wife Denise, son Derik and your entire family.
I met Scotty while he was working as a bartender at Daisy's Buchanan's and I started hanging around with him and his friends/co workers at Daisy's.
We would work our way over to Dad's, Whiskey's, the Pour House etc. In those days Marathon Monday was the 4th of July, Christmas and New Years Eve rolled into one!
Scotty was the person you just instantly took a liking too. Even though I had not seen Scotty in years, I have and always will consider him a good friend. God bless and rest in peace buddy.
Tommy (Hoppy) Hopkins BPD


First Name: Kristine
Last Name: Fielding Werner
City: Inverness
State: FL
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

To my dearest cousins and families,
No words can express how truly sorry I am for the loss of a wonderful man, brother, father, uncle, nephew and cousin. I so wish I could be with you in person. But please know I’m with you in thoughts and prayers. I love you all so very much❤️❤️❤️


First Name: Susan
Last Name: Stratis
City: Pelham
State: NH
Country:
Entry Date: 08/28/2021

My Dear Family
I am so very sorry for our loss. Scott was a wonderful person and we all miss him dearly. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all so much. I am here if you need me.
Love
Sue


First Name: Jeanne
Last Name: Boyle
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/29/2021

Scott truly was one of the nicest people I met ithru my job at Lascala. Always the perfect gentleman when he came in for takeout. It was a pleasure to make him 2 jack and gingers with an orange slice .. He was the meaning of a gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure to have known him..May the memories of him help us all thru this terrible loss . God bless my friend.


First Name: Sue
Last Name: Ward
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/29/2021

So sorry for your loss. Scott was an amazing man and boss. He will be sorely missed.


First Name: Bill
Last Name: Twohig
City: North Weymouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/29/2021

I will always remember Scott as a kind and respectful man with an infectious smile. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.
Bill Twohig/Northeast Recycling


First Name: Maritza
Last Name: Lamont
City: Fall river
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

My deepest condolences ! I will always carry you in my heart Scott! thank you for believing in me and helping me in my work! I keep the best memory of the last Friday you were with us, we talked and laughed for a while, thank you for everything! rest in peace ! I'm going to miss you !!


First Name: Kimbly
Last Name: Madden Cataldo
City: Inverness
State: FL
Country:
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

My special cousins…words cannot express my sadness for everyone. I so wish I could be there. Thinking of you & sending lots of love.


First Name: Gina
Last Name: Gilligan-Baptista
City: Albany
State: NY
Country:
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

I am so sorry for your loss, please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers are during this difficult time.❤️
Gina Gilligan-Baptista


First Name: Leona
Last Name: Lam
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

Scott was such a wonderful and hardest working boss and person I have ever met. He has patience, compassion and with a heart of gold. I had a privilege to meet him and he taught me so many things at work and life.
He was a dear and loyal friend and made an incredible impact on me. I will miss him so much.
Scott, May God bless your soul and rest easy. ❤️
All my thoughts are with you and your family. ❤️


First Name: Maxine
Last Name: Magnuson
City: Easton
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

Scott was a kind man and always generous with his time and knowledge. He will be missed. My condolences for your loss.


First Name: Paul
Last Name: Gorton
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

Scott you will be dearly missed. Working with on projects at Melville candy has been a great experience. Every project small or large you approached with the same level of detail and importance. I always looked forward to hearing from you on a project.
God bless your family and friends
Paul E Gorton (Duke)
Air Draulic Engineering


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Sweeney
City: Weymouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/30/2021

I have worked with and for Scott at Melville for a long time. Over the years we have had many conversations about our kids and parenting. Any time I asked about Derik he would light up and get this big smile and tell me what he was up to and how proud he is of him. He would have been so proud to see how he carried himself today. Scott was a man who understood the importance of family. He made it very easy for me to be a single parent and keep a full time job and never made me feel like I would be in trouble if I needed to take a day off when my son needed me. He would often remind me to take the time off and not feel bad about it and enjoy the time with my son. I can't even put into words how much that has meant to me over the years. He was such a kind and caring person. He will truly be missed.


First Name: susan young
Last Name: Young
City: Westwood
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/31/2021

Scott was truly one of my favorite members. His smile was contagious We will all miss him at the Vanderbilt Club rest in peace Scott


First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Amado
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/31/2021

Well said Derik! I’m still trying to process this. I can’t believe this is true. Being shocked & horrified with this news is a humongous understatement. Griff was a great man who I can honestly say helped me become a better man. R.I.P. my friend. You were one of the Best!!


First Name: Randi
Last Name: Kates-Peirce
City: Leesburg
State: FL
Country:
Entry Date: 08/31/2021

I was saddened to hear of Scott's passing. I too am one of the lucky ones who got to work with Scott. Back to the Wellesely College days. A man who showed great leadership but more importantly kindness and compassion to all who crossed his path. May his memory be a blessing.


First Name: David
Last Name: Widrow
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/05/2021

Will miss him 24/7


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