Arliend E. GriswoldJanuary 13,2013Arliend E. Griswold
CHESTER — Arliend E. Griswold, 59, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home in Chester.
He was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Springfield, the son of William A. and Eleanor (Simmonds ) Griswold. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School Class of 1972.
Mr. Griswold served in the Vermont Army National Guard for 13 years.
He was employed in maintenance and as a forklift operator at the Bryant Grinder Corporation in Springfield. He had also been employed as an equipment operator with Browning-Ferris Industries for many years.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting and fishing, target shooting and trap shooting, and was an avid collector.
He is survived by three sons, Edward Griswold and Eric Griswold of Baltimore, Vt., and Ethan Griswold of Chester; two brothers, Larry Griswold of North Springfield, and Chris Griswold of Bellows Falls; one sister, Elaine Erskine of North Springfield; two grandchildren; one niece, one nephew, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, and also by a nephew.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. The Rev. Gerry Piper, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Rifle Association, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
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