Eileen Griffen Brant, publishing clerk and secretary

Eileen Griffen Brant worked for a publisher.
Eileen Griffen Brant worked for a publisher.
Posted: June 25, 2013

Eileen Griffen Brant, 85, a former publishing clerk, died of congestive heart failure Monday, June 17, at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Fla.

Born in Pemberton, Mrs. Brant graduated from Mount Holly High School in 1945.

From 1962 to 1992, she helped handle international yearbook orders for the Riverside distribution center of the publishing firm Collier McMillan, her daughter Barbara Brant Evridge said.

Mrs. Brant worked as a civilian secretary at Fort Dix during World War II and then at a munitions plant in Burlington, her daughter said.

In the 1950s, Mrs. Brant was an advertising secretary for a small newspaper, the Mount Holly Herald.

She lived in Mount Holly in the 1950s, moved to Riverside in the 1960s, and lived in Willingboro until moving in 2012 to Merritt Island, Fla., to live with her daughter Sharyn Massey Tsocanos.

She was a member of the Mount Holly Baptist Church and the Beverly Senior Center.

In addition to her daughters, Mrs. Brant is survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her son, Bruce Massey, died in 2001; a stepdaughter, Donna Brant Byrne, died in 2012.

Her husband, David Brant, died in 2011. Her former husband, Norman Massey, died in the 1960s. She was also predeceased by three siblings.

A viewing was set for 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Perinchief Chapels, 438 High St., Mount Holly, with a funeral there at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25. Burial is to be in Mount Holly Cemetery.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.perinchief.com.


Contact Walter F. Naedele

at 610-313-8134, wnaedele@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @WNaedele.

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