BRUNSWICK — Paul B. Griffin, 61, was born July 31, 1959, in Boothbay Harbor, and passed away suddenly at his home in Brunswick, April 16, 2021.

He was the son of Conrad Griffin of Bangor and Blair Clement of Thomaston. Paul spent his childhood in Maine and went to Orono High School, Hinckley School and graduated from Ipswich High School in 1978.

After high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard with a search and rescue helicopter squadron, and spent several years as Coast Guard Reserve. He was an advocate and supporter of fellow veterans.

Paul worked and lived in Boston for many years as a realtor. He also lived on Nantucket Island and in Newport/Portsmouth, R.I., where he met his future wife, Denise Anderson. He spent many years in the Merchant Marine where he travelled all over the world. When he moved back to Maine in 2004 with his wife Denise, he settled in Port Clyde where he became a Freemason and in recent years, moved to Brunswick.

Paul loved history had a great talent for retaining all kinds of interesting historical facts. He was passionate about genealogy and was a member of the Mayflower Society. He enjoyed living by the ocean and celebrated several of his birthdays in Boothbay Harbor getting a lobster roll from Trevett’s Country Store. He loved planes, using his metal detector, coin collecting, antiques, and working in his yard. He had a wonderful sense of humor with a contagious laugh, wild spirit and lived life to the fullest. He also had a unique gift with animals….every animal was a special soul to Paul and all animals loved Paul.

Paul was predeceased by his biological father Paul Dunn of Milton, Mass. and brother Mason Dunn of Mass. and Delaware.

Paul is survived by his wife, Denise Anderson Griffin of Brunswick; mother Blair Clement of Thomaston; father Conrad Griffin of Bangor; brother, John Griffin of Camden; two sisters Kate Griffin of Hope and Dorothy Whiting of Martha’s Vineyard, and many cousins.

He is already deeply missed and will always be remembered and celebrated.

There will be two private family ceremonies this summer; one in Newport, R.I., and one in Maine. Because Paul loved animals, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Midcoast Humane Society in Brunswick.