Obituary for Kenneth I. Griswold
Kenneth I. Griswold, 71 of Troy, VT, formerly of Canton, CT peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family on, Tuesday, September 05, 2017 after a brief illness, born February 25, 1946 in Hartford, CT to Ernest and Alice (Bailey) Griswold. After serving in the United States Airforce he moved to Canton, CT and spent the rest of his career working for SNET in telecommunications. After retiring he moved to Troy, Vermont where he made many close friends. In his retirement he became a Certified Harness Driver and enjoyed spending time with friends at the races. Ken also became an avid snowmobiler and a member, volunteer, and Director of the Country Riders with whom he rode thousands of miles each winter. Ken was always happiest when enjoying the outdoors with his beloved English Mastiff, Tess and his many friends and neighbors. You were always welcome to his ride through his property or visit his pond as long as you stopped to say hello. Ken was also an experienced maple syrup maker who constructed his very own sugar shack. Ken is survived by his two sons, Kyle Griswold and his wife Kristie of Canton, CT, Keith Griswold and his wife Kim of Suffield, CT, and his three grandchildren, Alexis, Keith JR (KJ), and Kendra. Ken also leaves behind a brother Dan Griswold of Stratford, CT and Linda Griswold of Niantic, CT with whom he spent many years. Other than his parents he was predeceased by his brother John Griswold of South Windsor, CT. The family would like to thank the staff of North Country Hospital, Saint Frances ICU and Mount Sanai Rehabilitation, Floor 4 North for their excellent care and concern for Ken. We would also like to say a special thank you to Ken's caretaker Virginia for giving us peace of mind in knowing that Ken was getting the best possible care and compassion. A celebration of Ken's life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the American Legion, 254 Dominion Ave., North Troy, VT, from 1:00-3:00. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Country Riders, Po Box 26, Troy, VT 05868.