Joan (Cornwell) Griffin Whitehead


April 2, 2018

Joan (Cornwell) Griffin Whitehead, was born July 2, 1935 to Allen H. and Ruth C. Griffin (Cornwell). The proud grandparents were Allen D. and Eleanor Griffin (Hendrickson) and Carl C. and Helen Cornwell (Gibbs).

She spent her childhood in Wareham, Mass., graduating from Wareham High School in 1953.

Her marriage to Thomas Smith of Wareham produced four children: Thomas Smith, Andrew Smith, Joanna Smith and Jennifer Inman (Don); six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was a hard worker. She had a creative spirit, turning out many kinds of hand embroidery, dolls, quilts and w...

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