Mark Michael Griffin
Mark Michael Griffin passed away on October 29, 2014, peacefully at his home in Nashville. Mark fought a courageous battle against cancer with dignity and grace.
Mark is survived by his brothers, Daniel, Gerard, Justin, Patrick, and his sister, Maryanne (O'Neil). Mark was the loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. He loved them all dearly. Mark's wife Julie was the love of his life. He was a dedicated and loving husband.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Fairlawn, NJ, and Cleveland, OH, before relocating to Nashville more than 17 years ago. Mark was an accomplished story teller when friends and family gathered. He could make anyone laugh and feel special when he was "holding court." Mark had a gift for making people know that they are important and loved. He was incredibly generous and kind, often volunteering to help others, even during his illness. He had a passion for life and was grateful for what most would consider mundane and trivial. Mark was a 4th degree member of the Knights Of Columbus and an avid golfer and runner. His presence will be missed by his friends and family.
Mark's family would like to thank the kindness and special care he received from the Sarah Cannon nurses, and the overwhelming generosity of the Nashville Wraps family that allowed him to spend every moment of every day with his wife Julie during his illness.
Visitation will be at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, on Sunday, November 2, from 2-5 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, on Monday, November 3, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society
Patient Services, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.
West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, 615-352-9400; online guestbook westharpethFH.com
Published by Tennessean on Nov. 1, 2014.