Former Eastern Bank executive Bob Griffin, of Swampscott, died suddenly last Friday at 72.
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Bob Griffin was always in it for the greater ‘good’

The consensus opinion within the North Shore banking community is that Bob Griffin was the most influential factor in putting Eastern Bank on the map as a commercial lending institution.

"I had the pleasure of working alongside Bob for 20 years. Eastern (whose slogan is now "Join Us For Good") would not be the bank it is today without his effort and leadership," said Mark Primeau, who was president of consumer and business banking at Eastern. "He really made an impact in the bank and in the community."

Griffin, who lived in Swampscott, died suddenly last Friday at the age of 72. He was an executive vice president at Eastern, in charge of the commercial division. And, said Stan Lukowski, who was the CEO for much of…

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