Friday, April 24, 2009

Papa's Obituary


I found Papa's death notice in the NY Times. He died on Christmas Day, 1970. The 9 grandchildren would have been. . .Lynn, Kevin, Eileen, Gail, Nancy, Brian, Kerry, and Eileen. I don't know which of his 6 brothers predeceased him. His brothers were James (d. 1987), Matthew , John, Gerard (d. 1997), Vincent (d. 1995), and Michael (d. 1978). (Death dates based on information from the Griffins, based on which I would have to conclude that it was either Matthew or John who predeceased Papa.) His two surviving sisters were his only two sisters, Mary Mulcahy Bohls and Margaret Mulcahy Hennessy.

4 comments:

Joe Griffin said...

Hey! Quit censoring me! I am grandchild #9!

Katie O. said...

Hey! Quit calling me out on my inability to count!

betty griffin said...

The ninth grandchild, and only one to bear his grandfather's name, was Joseph Griffin, the youngest grandchild on 12/25/1970.

betty griffin said...

The brother to die before my dad was Mattthew. He died when I was in the first or second grade. His son Gerard had previously died leaving a son, Michael, who was subsequently adopted by Michael Gannon. Gerard's wife remarried Gannon.

Betty