COREY CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN
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GRIFFIN, Corey Christopher Of Scituate, passed away as a result of a tragic accident in Nantucket on August 16th, 2014, at the age of 27. The oldest of three children of Robert E. Griffin, Jr. and Cathleen A. Griffin of Scituate, he is also survived by his beloved brother, Michael Patrick Griffin and sister, Casey Mara Griffin. Corey was also the grandson of Frances Griffin and the late Robert Griffin of Scituate and Russell and Carol Bishop, also of Scituate. He also leaves his uncle and aunt, Christopher and Wendy Griffin and their children, Kelly, Sean and Danny of Hingham; his uncle, Corey and aunt, DeeDee Griffin and their children, Courtney, Caroline, Willie and Charlie of Wellesley; his aunt and uncle, Mary Bishop and David McCormick of Scituate; his aunt, Patty and uncle, Dean Hildreth and their children, Katie, Craig and Jeffrey of Hingham; his aunt, Peggy and uncle, Michael Oar and their children, Michael, Jr., Amanda and Christine of Scituate; and his uncle, Russ and aunt, Lori Bishop and their children, Kaylee, Jake and Lexi of Scituate. Corey was a proud graduate of Thayer Academy, the Taft School, and Babson College, where he majored in entrepreneurship and finance. At each school, Corey was an accomplished varsity hockey player. His business career began at Bain Capital Ventures as an associate and, more recently, he co-founded RANE, an emerging company in New York City, where he served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Corey will be remembered for the love of his family and friends, the quality and quantity of his friendships and the limitless vigor with which he pursued life. His passion, spirit and love of his friends was known throughout the hockey world and beyond. After his competitive hockey days ended, Corey brought his passion to the outdoors and particularly to the ocean, where he led many fishing trips and searches for the best waves to surf on the South Shore. Corey's boundless energy, spirit, ability to find something good in everybody, passionate support and leadership of many philanthropic causes, never-quit attitude and the broadest of smiles are his legacy. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Corey's life by gathering at St. Anthony's Church, 10 Summer Street, Cohasset, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 20th from 2:00 PM-7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church in his honor on Thursday, August 21st at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the Griffin family respectfully asks you to consider donations to honor Corey C. Griffin to the following charities: The Corey C. Griffin Fund at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or The Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund, The Campaign for Catholic Schools, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184. For guestbook and directions, please visit:

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014.
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August 13, 2020
Dear Rob and Cathy,
We are thinking of you! We find great solace in this poem - though Corey is not in sight, he is forever in your heart!

Gone from my sight- Henry Van Dyke

"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone”

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

Love,
Susan and Curt Gilmore
Susan and Curt Gilmore
Friend
August 12, 2020
To the Griffin Family,

Hard to believe so many years passed now. Corey is thought of often. My son Chris talks about him when he has a hockey moment (which is often) and has positive memories of Corey. Always liked him and was impressed by his wit and how down to earth he was. God rest his eternal soul.

The Boyle Family
Michael Boyle
Friend
October 27, 2014
Words escape me at this moment. Wishing you peaceful healing as you mourn the loss of such a beautiful soul. I used to babysit for Courtney and Caroline years ago. May you find some comfort in the difficult times ahead.
Stephanie Spuria
September 4, 2014
PLEASE ACCEPT MY MOST SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR THE TRAGIC LOSS OF YOUR WONDERFUL SON, COREY. JOSH GROBAN WROTE A SONG AFTER 9-11 THAT PROFOUNDLY HELPED THE SURVIVORS THEN...THE TITLE I BELIEVE WAS "YOU'RE ONLY A BREATH AWAY". THINK OF COREY AS ONLY A BREATH AWAY. YOU KNOW, HE REALLY IS...ONLY ONE BREATH AWAY...SO CLOSE TO YOU. AFTER MY MOM PASSED, 4 MONTHS LATER, I SENSED HER HERE AT MY DESK AT WORK FOR ONLY A SECOND OR TWO BUT I SAW THE COLOR BLUE IN THE "SPIRIT"...SHE CAME TO ME AND I WAS ABLE TO SENSE HER PRESENCE THERE IN THE SPIRIT! I FELT HER THERE WITH ME. THEY ARE NOT GONE FROM US, ONLY "OVER THERE" A BREATH AWAY. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT TRULY COMFORT YOU ALL AND BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU FEEL GOD TOO DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME ONLY A BREATH AWAY. HE LOVES YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!
September 1, 2014
To the family, I send you my sympathy on the passing of your son and family member. I did not know Corey but I do know the good he did to raise awareness on ALS. ALS patients and their families will always be grateful to Corey for the unbelievable gift he gave toward a cure toward this horrific disease.
Jeanna Grammer
August 24, 2014
Dear Rob, Cathy, Michael, and Casey,
Corey's incredible spirit and generosity will forever live on and continue to inspire us all to simply be better people. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love, Sue and Bob Felt
Susan Felt
August 23, 2014
To Robby,Cathy, and all your family, I'm so sorry to hear of Corey's passing. I know what a terribly difficult time this is for all of you. It's so hard to deal with such a loss. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian Powell
August 22, 2014
We send our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences to the Griffins on the loss of their beloved son, brother and grandson .
Pat & Sarah Duncan
August 22, 2014
Rob, Cathy and family: words cannot express my deepest sympathies for you. From what I have heard about Corey, he was a wonderful human being. I remember the absolute happiness and joy you and Cathy experienced when he was born and how proud you were of having a first born son. I hope that you find some solace in the fact that Corey was a truly good man that embodied all the virtues and wonderfully good things that God asks us to be and to do.
I am so sorry for not having known him as he grew up and became the kind of son that any mother and father would pray for and be proud of.
Carolyn gives her sincerest condolences and we will pray for you all. Take care and again, my heartfelt condolences.
Marc Koenig
August 22, 2014
Dear Griffin Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this incredibly difficult time.
With love and encouragement,
The Lane Family
Hingham, MA
Vicky Lane
August 21, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the Bishop and Griffin families,keeping you all in my prayers.
Susan McCarty
August 21, 2014
I am so sad that I never had the opportu nity to meet Corey or your family. I have two sons and we have talked this last week as if we knew you all. My heart breaks for his little sister, his big brother, and of course for you and your husband. He was an awesome young man.. Every parents dream... Having faith in God is all we can have. I pray for all of you and feel like he was part of my family...stay strong... You hAve made a wonderful family...
Donna McPhee
August 21, 2014
Rob, Cathy, Michael, Casey and family,

We are all thinking of you. May the strength of family and the knowledge Corey remains in the hearts of countless people provide solace in the days head.

God Bless,
Bill, Sandi, Samantha and Bryan
Bill and Sandi Mills
August 21, 2014
We are so incredibly sorry for the Griffin family's loss. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny and Cindy Ling
August 21, 2014
I did not know you personally but I thank you for touching so many people's lives. You were a remarkable young man. Heartfelt prayers and condolences to your loved ones. RIP Corey Griffin
Pam Azuma
August 21, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffin family and Corey's friends. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Alex and Kristen Smith
August 21, 2014
So sorry for your loss
Terry
August 20, 2014
To the Griffin family....
Like so many others, I was so sorry to hear about the tragic accident that took Corey's life. I didn't know him but from what I've read, he was a terrific, thoughtful, generous guy... and you should be so proud of raising a great son and all he accomplished. My thoughts are with you.... Jeannine Roy (formerly with Eastern Development)
Jeannine Roy
August 20, 2014
To the Griffin family, our sincere thoughts and prayers for you during this heartbreaking loss.

The Boluch family
Scituate, MA
August 20, 2014
Rob, Kathy and family-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our sincere condolences on this devastating loss. Keeping you in our hearts-
Rich, Nancy and John McCusker
August 20, 2014
We send deepest sympathy to the Bishop and Griffin families. Corey was clearly a remarkable young man. We hope that your faith and your fondest memories bring you some comfort at this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
The Travers Family
August 20, 2014
Sending my thoughts and prayers.
Carole Kinsella
August 20, 2014
Our deepest sympathies on your tragic loss. Our heart breaks for all of you. Cherish the good times. Lots of love
Joe and Laurie Flynn
August 20, 2014
Rob, Cathy, and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Much Love
Michael Cooney
August 20, 2014
Rest in Peace Corey. An amazing young man.
August 20, 2014
Dear Rob and family,

My sincerest condolences for you and your family. I have great empathy for what you are going through, and I will keep you in my prayers. I hope to celebrate mass with you tomorrow and will keep Corey and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Michael Gillis
August 20, 2014
Dear Rob, Cathy and Family, Steffie and I are so sorry for your tragic loss of your of your wonderful son, Cory, there are no words to express the sorry and heartache we feel for you and whole family, with our deepest sympathies and prayers, Gus and Stephanie Capizzo
August 20, 2014
Rob and family,
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. My thoughts and many prayers go out to you and your family. My heart breaks for you! Lots of love
Andrea Piazza
August 20, 2014
To All The Griffin Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
In Sympathy,
The Sheehy Family
August 20, 2014
Deepest sympathy to Corey's family and friends.A special life has passed from sight but Corey's memory will be remembered by many.God is Love and in God's memory we are not forgotten.
1 John 4:8 sincere condolence
M,,,,
August 20, 2014
Dear Rob, Cathy and Family,
I am so very sorry for your tragic loss and deep sorrow.
Gail (Besse) Ryberg
August 20, 2014
To the Grifin & Bishop Families -
There are no words to express the sorrow and heartache we feel for you all, at this difficult time. Cathy & Rob, knowing you and your families, it is not surprising to hear about all the good that Corey has done. Our deepest sympahies and prayers are with you now and always.
Love - Rich & Chris-Anne Logue
Chris-Anne & Rich Logue
August 20, 2014
Rob, Cathy & Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you. God Bless.
The Bowie Family
August 19, 2014
Dear Rob & Cathy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your entire family.
Kara & Michael Poulos
Kara Poulos
August 19, 2014
Rob and Cathy,
There are no words to express how sad we are feeling for you and your family. Please know that you will be forever in our hearts and prayers.
The world has lost someone very special. God Bless
Gary and Susan May
August 19, 2014
Dear Rob, Cathy, Mike and Casey, and all the Griffin and Bishop families,
Randy, Brian and I are truly heartbroken for all of you. Just last week I was looking at the photo of the Kings Mite Championship in Lake Placid. All those beautiful young boys, who would go on to be accomplished young men. That was a special group of kids...and of course, Corey, a great kid, with a wonderful future ahead of him. He packed a lot of things in those too few 27 years, Rob and Cathy, but he lived, he contributed so much to other people's betterment. That was one special young man you brought into this world and now we all have to have faith that God really does know what He is doing. May you be comforted by all the love for your beautiful family, as we keep warm with all the wonderful, happy memories we all share. God bess.
Marti and Randy
Marti Mahoney-Wilson
August 19, 2014
I am terriby sorry for this tragic loss. Corey gave so much to others in his short life. His passing is a great loss for all, but our hearts go out especially to his friends and family. We are praying for you. The Tyler Family, Modesto, CA
August 19, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Ross,Richard and Tricia Desmarais
August 19, 2014
Rob, Cathy and family,
Dave and I are so sad to have heard this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We pray for your strength to endure this difficult time.
Deb and Dave Dufty
August 19, 2014
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your whole family.
Monica, Dan & Brianna McGillicuddy
August 19, 2014
Kathy and Rob and Family. Words cannot express my breaking heart for you all. Corey was a gift. I am so very very sorry for your unspeakable loss. I haven't stopped thinking of you from when I heard. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God rest his soul. Sandi Fenwick
August 19, 2014
Cathy, Rob, Casey & Mike

Words cannot express our sadness with the loss of Corey.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless,
Susan & Brad Warren, Jr.
August 19, 2014
To the Griffin Family,

We are heartbroken for you. This is a huge, unimaginable loss. We know that there is nothing to make you feel better, but our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

With love at this sad time,
The Gooding Family
August 19, 2014
To All, Our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family during this sad time. Keep fond memories close to your hearts. May your faith help you now and always. (Cazeaults, formerly from Dedham, MA)
Rose,Joe,Taylor & Torrey Cazeault
August 19, 2014
Robbie,Cathy,Grandmother Fran and all the Griffin Family,
Sending thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Kathleen Harrigan Stevenson
August 19, 2014
Rob, Cathy, Mike & Casey,

There are no words. Fred & I were always so impressed with Corey. Whenever he came over to see Shane he made sure to come in and say hello. Shane loved him and is so lucky to have spent time with him recently in New York. He is now an angel and I know he will be looking out for all of his many friends. I'd like to share a photo he recently sent to Shane. Shane got a big kick out of it. Our love to all of you.

The Caffrey Family, Scituate, MA
August 19, 2014
Dear Rob, Cathy, Mike and Casey~
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love."

May love sustain you in the days ahead ~ we are so sorry for your great loss and sadness.

With sympathy,
Susan and Curt
Susan and Curt Gilmore
August 19, 2014
To All Who Knew Corey,
There are no words that will lessen the pain felt by all from such a tragic event. Cherish and carry your memories forever.
Bryan and Melanie Legge
Bryan Legge
August 19, 2014
Kathy and Rob,
I am sorry to hear of loss, please accept my sincere condolences.
Bob Rotondo
August 19, 2014
To the Griffin family,
Our hearts are broken. We can only pray that all the love for Corey and your family may bring strength to all of you. There are no words. All our love to you.
Peter and Diane Cooney
August 19, 2014
Over the past several years I had the great pleasure of getting to know Corey. First through Babson and seeing him at Bain. Then just to talk fishing and exchanging both fishing stories and flies. Rarely ever actually met and talked work as was always our plan. He was the type of guy who made you think hard about how much he was able to accomplish for others others and why you should strive to do the same. I will miss telling stories with him and trying to get him out on the water. He will be missed.
Sincerely,
Chris
Chris Whalen
August 19, 2014
Healing prayers are being sent to your beautiful family.

The DeGennaro Family
August 19, 2014
Rob, Cathy,

It can't expressed how sad we were to hear about Corey. We have fond remembrances of summer hockey at Satellite and car pooling with the kids who always made the ride interesting. Corey was a fine down to earth young man and the world will miss him. Our deepest condolences.

Mike and Kim Boyle and Family
Mike Boyle
August 19, 2014
Dear Griffin and Bishop Families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Amy Logue
August 19, 2014
To the Griffin family,

I believe that there is a world beyond this world where every soul finds peace, that there is a life beyond this life where love goes on and on. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Chet and Valerie Stone
August 19, 2014
Rob & Cathy

We were shocked and sadden to hear the news about Corey.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Bob Zarella
August 19, 2014
We only knew of Corey from our relationshiip with his grandparents Russ & Carol Bishop. This has been a terrible tragedy for an amazing man who has left a gigantic legacy over a short period of life.Our deepest sympathies are offered to his parents, siblings and extended family. May his memory be eternal.
Rit & Eve Manthous
August 19, 2014
God Bless The Griffins.
Billy Conboy
August 19, 2014
Dear Cathy & Robbie,
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Love, Sheila & Greg McCourt
sheila mccourt
August 19, 2014
To the Griffin family
Our love to you in this difficult time.
Michael Driscoll
August 19, 2014
I didn't know Corey, but his kindness and generosity touched so many. How many people can say that? My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew him. They were better for it.
Kathi Noonan
August 19, 2014
Dear Rob and Cathy,

Words can not express, the sorrow we feel for you and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences

Jack Mitchell and Leigh McLaughlin
August 19, 2014
Remembering Corey as a toddler riding his bike on buckskin drive. Our deepest sympathies to the griffin family on this tragic loss. RIP Corey -Vrettas family
Joan Vrettas
August 19, 2014
To the Griffin Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Sincerely,

Michael and Walter Sullivan
Michael and Walter Sullivan
August 19, 2014
I did not know Corey, but truly believe that he was an angel on earth and is now and angel in Heaven. God bless him and his family.
Donna
August 18, 2014
" The righteous man perishes and no man takes it to heart. And devout men are taken away while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from the evil to come." Isaiah... When we lose someone so young and important to us we grieve. Know that there are so many who are with the Griffin and Bishop families in prayer in the days ahead. His absence will be greatly felt.
Kevin O'Malley
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