Benjamin M. Griner

1993 ∼ 2019

Jane Hopewood of Falmouth, MA wrote:

Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. I only hope that happy and joyful memories sustain you all.

Samantha Sylvester wrote:

A genuine soul, a warm smile. These are rare to find in a high school setting, I looked forward to any class I had with Ben every day. He always sat behind me and we called each other Barbie and Ken. Still in denial that he is gone but find comfort in knowing that he’s in a better place where his head and heart are aligned with spirit and he’s no longer dealing with a monkey on his back.

Candice Rogers of Wakefield NH wrote:

Love you Ben ❤️

John Thackston of Falmouth wrote:

Carrie heartbroken to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of Ben playing football

Celeste Cruse of FALMOUTH wrote:

Thinking of you during these difficult times and sending my heartfelt sympathies to all.

Arinda Bowmam of Falmouth Ma wrote:

There are no words to comfort you. I did not know your son. However. I wanted say thank you for his service. My grandparents lost a son at 21 years of age. My grandfather said not a day went by he didn’t think of him. I want you to know when yuur thinking of him. Smile thinking of this email. He made a difference in the world. He touched the heart of a grateful woman. May he Rest In Peace

Kathy Annable Pokorny of Wakefield MA wrote:

Our Dear Heather Margaret and Family, We are truly sorry and saddened for your loss of your brother Ben! What a beautiful tribute - Ben’s heart was large and loving, he will live on in your hearts always, these beautiful memories and the gifts he shared will sustain you ! Heather, your love and commitment to your Ben, and the way you spoke of your devotion to him was inspiring! I am so sorry for Bens battle with addiction, the good Lord knew he’d finally find peace in his loving arms - he is now at rest - no more pain. May God comfort you all today and always ! With LOVE, Kathy and Jim

Julene, Matthew & Samantha of Falmouth, MA , Wellington, FL & New York, NY wrote:

Carrie Sue and Family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your son Ben. We remember him fondly from our days at GFF. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

Another Mother wrote:

Know many hearts hurt for you and your son and family ... there is no greater pain than losing your child .. From one mother to another who has lost a son to addiction.

Laura Potter wrote:

A kind hearted person with a beautiful soul.

Susan Lopes of Teaticket, Ma wrote:

I did not know Ben, but I want to thank him for his service. In reading his obituary it brought me to tears because he was obviously a very gifted and talented young nan. I am so sorry that he succomed to his addiction. I have lost 2 family members to heroin overdoses and I knife the pain that is left behind and the hole in our hearts that never go away. Rest peacefully dear Ben, I know you will be always remembered by your family and friends, you will never be forgotten. God Bless your family and friends.

Lexi Harrington of Lake Worth, FL wrote:

I had the gift of knowing Ben during his time living in Florida. We bonded over both having grown up on the Cape at the pizza dinner outings our group of friends went to every week. Ben made those pizza dinners brighter his laugh and sense of humour made him so fun to be around. It meant a lot to me that even when he moved back to the Cape, him and I kept in touch over social media, commenting on each other’s posts, sharing even more jokes. To this day some of the funniest comments on my instagram posts are from Ben. Ben was kind and hilarious and wonderful, and I’ll miss him very much.

Mel Lambert of Bridgewater mass wrote:

Rest In Peace my friend

Julia Quirk of Rockport wrote:

Although I did not have the chance to ever meet Ben, I work at Rockport High School with Heather and I know what a kind, gentle person she is so I am sure Ben was also. Please know my prayers for strength and thoughts for comfort are with you and his whole family. He is resting in peace. ~ Julia Quirk

Julie Fawkes wrote:

Chris I am so very sorry for your loss. Cherish all the memories and grieve how you need to.

Sam Burt of Falmouth MA wrote:

I knew Ben when we were in high school. We always stuck together in French Class. We shared a common desire to join the military and we both did. Now, I'm an Infantryman, not a Cavalry Scout, but I know he is up there in Fiddlers' Green. "Marching past, straight through to Hell/ The Infantry are seen./ Accompanied by the Engineers./ Artillery and Marines./ For none but the shades of Cavalrymen/ Dismount at Fiddlers Green./ Though some go curving down the trail/ To seek a warmer scene./ No trooper ever gets to Hell/ Ere he's emptied his canteen./ And so rides back to drink again/ With friends at Fiddlers' Green." I was at Fort Polk with the G-Men when I heard the news. Ben's name is in their thoughts when they go to sleep at night. I'm sorry I can't be there in person, but know that he is never forgotten.

Pup Gould wrote:

His family supported him...as did his friends. I had the good fortune to have worked with his Grandfather at WHOI He was my student at FHS and he was a fine class member Bless him and his family...