Mary D. Griffin

Ashland, Massachusetts


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Mary D. Griffin, daughter of the late George J. Griffin and Agnes (Daugherty), sister of the late William, and widow of the late John A. Schmitt, was born and raised in Chicago. She earned a bachelor's degree from Mundelein College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. For 25...

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Dr. Griffin was one of my first professors at BC. She still impacts my view of the Art of teaching and leadership. God bless your family. Your teaching lives on. I am forever blessed having had you as a teacher.

I am so sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She was a wonderful mentor to me in my Master's program at Boston College, and we had kept in touch over all these years. She had such a joy and positive spirit, and I am truly grateful to have known her. My condolences go out to Jim and to all of her family and friends. I just know she's watching over all of us!

I was saddened to read of Mary's death. She was a mentor and friend to me during the 4+ decades since I graduated from BC's School of Education. Mary could be relied upon for an array of things ranging from sage advice to dance lessons. I saw less of her since moving to NYC in 1996, but looked forward to our occasional telephone conversations and written correspondence every Christmas. Sending prayers and healing karma to Mary's husband, Jim.

So sorry Jim for your family's loss. You were a beautiful couple. Love Karen and all of us from Shaws.

Mary was a wonderful role model to me while growing up. Her kind nature and sense of humor will live on in my heart forever. Mary was always interested in everyones lives and had a way about her that made you me feel good about myself. She was a cousin, but more like a second mother.

Mary was a great Stepmother. Kind, generous an full of love. I will always remember her beautiful smile.

So sad to hear of Mary's passing. She was a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. Jim, Anne and Chris, know that my heart, my prayers and deepest condolences in this time.