Kelly Sue Griffin Jupiter, FLKelly Sue Griffin, 45, passed away suddenly on December 31, 2012, at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida where she had been hospitalized for a short time. Kelly was born in Yonkers, New York on October 26, 1967. Kelly attended local schools in Amsterdam, NY and graduated from Amsterdam High School in 1988. She lived in Amsterdam most of her life and resided with her mother over the last three years in Jupiter, FL. Kelly was a warm compassionate human being who knew nothing but kindness and love all her life. She brought nothing but joy to the life of her family and friends. Over the years she had participated in activities and programs at Liberty ARC and Special Olympics in her younger years at Pinesbridge School in Yorktown Heights, New York. Kelly loved shopping, theater and taking wonderful summer vacations up in Kennebunkport, Maine, but more importantly she loved being with her pride and joy, Greg Totarczyk of Amsterdam. Kelly was the daughter of the late James Francis Griffin. She is survived by her mother, Sandra L. Griffin; her sister, Robin Griffin Fields (Peter); her niece, Lauren Paige Fields; her nephews, Peter III and Jack R. Fields, all of Palm Beach County, FL. In addition she leaves behind her uncle and aunt, Arthur and Kim Brumley of Amsterdam; her cousin, Samantha Brumley of Verne, CA; her cousins, Arthur and Joanna Brumley of Saratoga, Springs, NY; and aunt, Cathy Brumley also of Saratoga Springs. Kelly Sue was also predeceased by her uncle, Roy Deal Brumley Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Roy and Eleanor Brumley; and her paternal grandparents, Anthony and Veronica Griffin. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY, followed at 9:15 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, New York. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.at the Riley Mortuary. Memorial gifts in Kelly Sue's name may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407 or to Liberty ARC, 43 Liberty Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.riley mortuaryinc.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 2, 2013