Ilene E. (Griffith) Brathwaite of Springfield entered into eternal rest on June 6th, 2019. She was born September 3rd, 1936 in St. Michael, Barbados to the late Evelyn Ward and Iona Griffith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Steven Griffith, daughters Gracelyn Greenridge and Maxine Griffith, and her brother Oswald Hinds. She will forever be remembered by her beloved husband Ralph Brathwaite; her sons Richard Brathwaite and his wife Alecia of Wilbraham, Rawleson Brathwaite of Springfield, Derrick Brathwaite and wife Andrea of Springfield; Step son Leroy Roach of Barbados; Daughters Maureen Greaves and husband Carl of Barbados, Arlene Griffith of Springfield, and Clovette Johnson and husband Floyd of Springfield. She also leaves her siblings including her brothers Elmer Griffith and Earl Hinds; and her sister Nadine Griffith all of Barbados. She also leaves 16 cherished grand children and 23 loving great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to the Sampson Chapel of the Acres on Tinkham Rd in Springfield from 4-7pm on Tuesday, June 18th for a period of visitation. Burial will then follow privately in her native Barbados.
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