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Ann "Sis" Griswold, 87

ADAMS, Mass. —  

Ann Marie (Urquhart) (“Sis”) Griswold of Adams, MA died Friday, November 20, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.

Sis was born in Adams on March 28, 1933, to James H. & Anna (Weaver) Urquhart, Sr. and was a member of the Adams High School class of 1951. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church where she married her husband, Gary M. Griswold, on April 27, 1957.

She held many jobs during her lifetime but is most remembered for being the best waitress at The Captain’s Table in Williamstown where she worked for many years.

Sis had an infectious smile and loved to laugh. She enjoyed dancing, snowmobiling and vacationing at the beach with Shana and John but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her “guy”, great-grandson Kayden Boucher, who took great care of her. Sis was a beautiful lady who loved unconditionally and who was loved by everyone she met. She was one in a million and will be missed immensely.

Besides her daughter and best friend Shana and son-in-law John Malloy of Clarksburg, she leaves sons Darren Griswold and Gary W. Griswold of Adams and daughter Desiree Bohl and her husband Michael of Amherst, sister Patsy and her husband Francis, God daughter Debbie Duval, special nephew David Martel, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

She also leaves her “girls”, the special ladies from Mountainview Home Services, Donna, Rose, Janice and Barb who enjoyed her company and took wonderful care of her.

She was predeceased by her husband Gary M. Griswold who died September 29, 2015, her parents James H. & Anna Urquhart, Sr., and brothers William C. Urquhart, James H. Urquhart, Jr. and Robert Urquhart.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William C. Urquhart Trophy, James H. Urquhart, Jr. or Robert Urquhart Scholarships through Hoosac Valley High School Guidance Dept., 125 Savoy Rd., Cheshire, MA 01225. There will be no services per Sis’ request.

The PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to

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Sorry for your lost her smile and caring for others was infectious, remember her at Captain's Table, she'll be missed
from: Michael Larocque on: 12-10-2020

So sorry to hear of Sis's passing. She was so much fun to work with at "The Table".
from: Nadene (Schneider) Guilloryon: 12-02-2020

Shana, My condolences to you and your family.
from: Jeff Brassardon: 12-02-2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Sis passing, she sure could light up a room. Many a good time working by her side. May she rest in internal peace and the many memories bring you heart warmth. Deepest condolences
from: Nancy O'Brienon: 12-01-2020

Griswold family. I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you cherish the memories.
from: Dave Blanchette on: 11-28-2020

To Darren and the rest of the Family.
So sorry for your loss Prayers and condolences
from: Paul V Kozikon: 11-27-2020

Sincerest condolences to you and your family, Shana.
from: Michelle Cutleron: 11-26-2020

So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss~
from: Cheryl Lefaveon: 11-26-2020

Dear Shana, your mom was one of the most wonderful people that I have ever known. I enjoyed many cups of coffee with her, great conversations and always felt right at home whenever I went to visit her. She had a heart of gold and really cared about others. She really was “one in a million”. Losing our mothers is a loss like no other and you have my sincere sympathy. Take care Shana.
from: Charlotte Averyon: 11-26-2020

many happy memories of sis.she was all over the place. our sincere best wishes to her family. helene and art fox
from: arthur foxon: 11-26-2020

So sorry shana she was such a good person I had a lot of fun when I worked with her years ago at Stone marketing and wow that was a long time ago she always would have a smile and would make you laugh everytime I would run into her may she rest in peace and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
from: Debbie Moranon: 11-25-2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with sis for many years at the Williamstown captains table :-) she was one-of-a-kind and a very sweet woman Rest In Peace
from: Dan Dougherty on: 11-25-2020

I'm so so sorry for your loss Shana. Sis was the most beautiful, kindest person I have ever known. I have many wonderful memories with her that I will cherish forever. I will miss her dearly. I'm thinking of you and your family.
Sending lots of love to you, my strong, dear friend.
from: Tracy Desautelson: 11-25-2020

So sorry to hear of Sis' passing. I enjoyed working with Sis at the Captain's Table many years ago. She was so sweet, always smiling and had a great personality. I will miss her.
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