Miriam Grondin, 97, of Braintree, died peacefully in her sleep April 19, 2019 following a short
illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert O. Grondin
Born and raised in Boston, Miriam was the eldest of three children born to the late James and
Ileene (Wilson) West. She worked as a school cafeteria manager at the Donald E. Ross
Elementary School, the Noah Torrey School, and Braintree High School before retiring in 1991.
She was an active member of Christ Church, Episcopal in Quincy for more than 70 years, where
she served as past president of both the Mother’s Club and the Women’s Guild, and taught
Sunday school and confirmation classes for many years. For the past 56 years she has served
as director of the Altar Guild and also served as treasurer of the Diocesan Altar Guild. She
especially enjoyed participating as a member of the Christ Church Bowling League. She had
volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, and together with her daughter Diane, was a member of
Daughters of the King.
Loving mother of Diane M. Grondin of So Weymouth, Wayne R. Grondin of N Fort Myers FL,
the late Russell S. Grondin and Annette M. Allen and her husband Rodger of E Waterboro, ME.
Dear sister of the late: James E. West and Constance Connolly. Sister in law of Lorraine
Carvalho of Davenport FL and the late Claire Johnson. She was the cherished grandmother of
5, great grandmother of 10, with 1 great great granddaughter. She was eagerly anticipating
the birth of her 11 th great grandchild due in June, and will be lovingly missed by her many dear
friends and church family.
Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Wednesday April
24 at 11:00am in Christ Church, Episcopal 12 Quincy Ave Quincy Center. Visitation will be held
inside the church one hour prior to the start of the funeral, beginning at 10:00am. Burial at the
Mass National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately a later time. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in Miriam’s memory may be made to: Christ Church Memorial Fund, 12 Quincy
Ave, Quincy MA 02169