WARE — Richard J. “Ricky” Griffin, 65, of Ware died on Saturday, August 25 at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital following a brief illness.

He leaves his daughter, Alicia Griffin, as well as his sister, Lisa A. Chavalier of Ware.  He was born in Ware, son of the late Raymond J. and Theresa A. (Deslaurier) Griffin and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Richard was as a metals machinist, and worked at Rathbone Precision Metals in Palmer for over 15 years, before retiring earlier this year.

Ricky was a competitive and skilled horse shoe thrower.  He taught his daughter Alicia how to play, and would recruit her to be his partner in games.  He was a long time member of the Aspen Street Rod & Gun Club, where he would often play.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 1, at 12 p.m. at the Aspen Street Rod & Gun Club, 58 Aspen St., in Ware.

Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting his family with arrangements.

An online guest book is available at charbonneaufh.com

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