Roberta “Bobbi” Griffith (74) of Newton


Published on March 16 2013 6:54 am

Roberta “Bobbi” Griffith, age 74 of Newton, IL passed away at 11:30 PM –Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family and pets.

Funeral services celebrating Bobbi’s life will be held at 10:00 AM – Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery near Newton, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Roberta Lea was born October 6, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of William and Grace (Hofman) Formato.  She married Anthony “Tony” Griffith on October 12, 1992.  Bobbi worked alongside Tony in several businesses serving as manager and co-owner of Griffith Trucking, Heartland Towing, Heartland Classics, Griffith Stables and B.G.’S Farm and Feed.  Bobbi was known for her love of her animals.  Her horses, cats and dogs Ozzie and Auggie being her four legged kids.  Bobbi was passionate about the protection and care of animals and supported several animal rescue organizations such as Save the Wolves, E.A.R.S and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Bobbi is survived by: Loving husband of 20 years - Tony Griffith of Newton, Illinois...Children - Samuel Daddono of Grant Park, Illinois, William (Mary Anne) Daddono of Rumson, New Jersey and Debra (Robert) Streit of New Hall, California...Grandchildren - Nicholas Streit; Kurt Streit; Molly Daddono; William Daddono and Sam Daddono...Sister- Christine Ficco...Cousins - Rosemary Pistilli; Albert Ciccia; Jeanne Formato and Dogs - Ozzie and Auggie.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts and uncles and dogs Tobi, Toku and Sally and a special horse Arnie.