With a sense of great loss we announce the passing of Marge Griffin in the early hours of June 24th. As in life, Marge went with dignity surrounded with love.
Marge is predeceased by her loving husband Jack Griffin and son Timothy. She leaves behind two sons Jack and Jim and a daughter Patricia with their spouses Trish, Lora and Chris, 2 grandsons Tim and James, 3 granddaughters Aimee, Jessie and Emily, and 8 great grandchildren.
She also leaves behind a large family of loving nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law and so many cousins, second cousins and loving friends who became family.
Marge was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana with an older sister Ruth. She was the apple of her father’s eye and spent summers on the lake. In 1946 a handsome Notre Dame student caught her eye and they married 3 years later.
Marge and Jack shared a life of adventure, traveling and moving all over the world. Marge had an incredible sense of organization and somehow seemed to manage trips, events and moves with an ease that few can muster, leaving the rest of us to enjoy our experiences. She never forgot to include friends and family, wrote copious notes over the years and communicated with those she loved with regularity.
It’s true that people forget the words that are said but they never forget how you made them feel - Marge made you feel important, listened to, understood and loved completely regardless of your faults. You always knew she had your back, and you always appreciated her sharp wit and wisdom.
On her last day she gave advice to on how to live each day to the fullest, to hit the reset button if the day was not going well and to be our best selves. Her last words were so fittingly “I love you”.
She will live in our hearts forever and we can only hope to become the people she knew we could be. There will be a mass given at Our Lady Star of the Sea at 2pm Friday July 1, 2022. All that knew her are welcome.