Janet-Lee Griffin

Date of Passing:

April 1, 2024

Griffin, Janet-Lee (Gordon), 63, of Providence Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on April 1, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. Griffin. They were together for 23 years.

Born in Newport, a loving daughter of Leroy Gordon and his wife Estelle (Oliver) Gordon of Bristol and Judy (Vierra) Gordon of East Providence, she lived in Riverside for 20 years.

Mrs. Griffin was a clerk in the Garden Department of Home Depot, Seekonk, MA, for the past seven years.

Janet enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with her loving grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Kenneth Moore of Covington, KY; a sister, Michelle Tedeschi of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Mason and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Sherri A. Moore.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Saturday April 6, 2024 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. My condolences to Mike …he has one beautiful Angel looking over his shoulder until they meet again. Such a kind sweet loving soul ..Beautiful memories & loving images of Janet & Mike at a family wedding in Lake George & the many Griffin Family reunions. Forever in our Hearts
    With Love and my deepest sympathies. Helen

  2. Very sad to learn of your passing. You were a huge part of my childhood – you were very special. May you rip my dear friend. Always enjoyed seeing you in the garden shop. 💔

  3. Lots of good memories growing up on Thompson Avenue we had our own gang played hockey in the winter baseball and the game we used to play released dog rest in peace my friend

  4. Sincerest condolences to Michael and all of Janet’s Family.Always beautiful smile and very kind.Enjoyed our talks at our Family Reunion.So sad and tragic gone to soon 🙏🙏💕💕Still cannot believe this !

  5. My sweet cousin Janet Lee, I remember my childhood and you were a
    Big part of it, every summer we looked forward to you and Michelle coming to ky, I’m so glad we were able to catch up last year, I will miss you terribly, Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time. Rest easy Beautiful cousin❤️

  6. RIP Janet Lee…

  7. My condolences to Leroy, Michelle, Judy, Mikey, Judy, and family. Janet Lee will be missed! I was so sad when I heard of her passing. I’m glad I was able to see her last year. Many fond memories through the years. Love and prayers to the family!

  8. My sincere condolences to the family. I always think about when we were kids playing baseball hide and seek etc Also pumping gas at our dads gas station, mechanic shop and body shop/ Rego’s Shell On Bayview Avenue in Bristol.

  9. My condolences to the family RIP

  10. we are so sorry to hear of Janet Lees passing. Our sincere condolences to all! She is now with her sweet daughter Sherri R.I.P. ❤️🙏

  11. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Nothing but love and prayers.

    May God welcome her and comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    Always, Dennis and Francine

  12. A piece of my heart broke when I heard the sad news, You were one of my favorites you will be sadly missed, until we meet again, rejoice in your reunion with Sherri, love you always

  13. To the family and friends I am sorry for your loss. Janet Lee RIP.

  14. My sincerest condolences to Janet’s family and Mike. Janet was a beautiful person with an infectious smile and laugh. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. Kathy and Tommy. We will miss you so much. We enjoyed your visit last summer. We had so much fun. Janet Lee you were one of my favorite cousins. You were just like a sister to me. You came to Kentucky to be with me when my sister Diane died last year. We were always there for each other. Now I am going to have to do it on my own. I know Sherri was waiting for you with open arms. What a reunion that was. I love and miss you cuz from here. ❤️ Kathy

  16. Janet was one of the first people to welcome us to the neighborhood and always so sweet with our kids. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Mike and family. Sincerely, Billy and Jessica

  17. I am still in shock Janet! Heaven has another angel! We have been friends since Uvex days and beyond! I appreciated you always and loved you more. You were a true spirit and we had many laughs and some tears too. I will miss you sweet angel. You are with Sherrie now and that will give you much peace. I will see you on the other side! Love always my friend!

  18. Our hearts are breaking with the loss of Janet, She was a great friend. We will miss our Saturdays dining out, bike rides, and the many laughs we had together. Our depest condolences to Mike and the family. Love you Janet, rest in peace my friend.

  19. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Janet Lee was a real sweetheart of a woman who will be missed.

  20. Janet, although we were child hood friends and many years have gone by since we kept in touch, I still remember the good times and not so good times we shared together with our friends. I’m glad I had the chance to have you as a friend in my life it meant a lot to me. May you rest in peace and until we meet again.

  21. To the Gordon and Griffin families,

    My condolences on Janet’s passing. We went to school together and she always had a smile. RIP Janet.

  22. A beloved friend who became family over the years. You were always my favorite. <3 My love to you and the family.

  23. Remembering 🙏🕊️ a departed soul,kind words, genuine smile & happy heart. Prayers those beautiful qualities of yours embrace those you had to leave so suddenly. 🙏🕊️Fly high 👼 Janet you will be missed.

  24. So sorry this happened. You were the sweetest soul I have ever met and I’m going to miss talking to you every morning at 8:30am. I promise to take care of Kenny. When we got married you told me you were now stress free because you knew he was finally in good hands so I will continue to do so. You can now rest with Sherri, give her a hug for Kenny. Love you my favorite mother in law❤️

  25. My deepest condolences to Janet’s family. She was such a kind and caring friend and I will miss our breakfast outings. RIP Janet you will be missed.

  26. Our condolences to the entire family. Janet you were a wonderful person. You will be missed very much ♥️♥️

  27. Janet Lee was the sweetest woman I have ever met. My heart breaks for her loss. She will be greatly missed. I love you my, Janet Lee! Xoxo XoXo

  28. So very sorry for the loss of Janet Lee. My sincere condolences to her whole family. Rest in peace cousin♥️

  29. My condolences to all of Janet’s family and Mike. I’m so sad to hear of the loss of such a lovely lady. May she rest in peace 💗

  30. Sending love from Kentucky. Janet Lee was one awesome lady! I’ll miss this crazy cousin for sure!
    Godspeed 😘

  31. Another Angel looking over us,rest in peace Janet you was a best friend and a great neighbor with a big heart to always help others,you will always be loved and remembered,miss you.

  32. Good bye my sista. You will be missed more than you can imagine. I could not of asked for a better person to be my bestie. Rest in peace with Sherri. I will have fun with you sometime in the future. Love you my friend.

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