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Mary Elizabeth Griffin

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Mary Elizabeth “Dolly” Griffin (nee Brown) passed away peacefully at home on May 23rd. Born September 7th , 1928 in Oak Park, IL to Florence (Gross ) and Gilbert Brown. Happily married to the late Allen L. Griffin, Jr. for 55 years. Devoted Mother to five children: Marianne (Mark) Schmitt of Kernersville, NC; Laura (Kenneth) Ardry of Santa Barbara, CA; Douglas (Nancy) Griffin of Harrison, OH; Robert Griffin of Washington Court House, OH; and Jane Griffin Poynter of Newport, KY. Loving Grandmother of Timothy (deceased) and Stephen Brockhoff; Caroline and Suzanne Schmitt; Allison and James Poynter; Rebecca Girmann, Eric Reckers, Samantha Griffin; Meghan, Alexah and Landon Griffin. Great Grandmother of Billie Jean Girmann , Charlie Girmann, and Ariana Reckers. Dear cousin to Claire Armstrong of NJ, dear sister-in-law of Carolyn Brown of NY. Mary was raised in Bellmore, NY and lived in Wantagh, NY until moving to Cincinnati in the 1970’s and then to Alexandria, KY where she and Al built their home and lived for over 30 years. Faithful Parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Parish in Alexandria. Retired from Cincinnati Country Day School where she was assistant to the Head Master of the Middle School. Visitation on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice or to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at

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