Mark Michael Griffin

Born on January 21, 1951

Departed on October 29, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Mark Michael Griffin passed away on 10/29/14 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. Marks 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, Ohio, 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 pm. A funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd., Nashville on Monday, November 3, at 10 am. 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; online guestbook www.westharpethFH.com 352-9400.

20 Comments to Mr. Mark Michael Griffin

  1. Danna Strong
    October 31, 2014 5:53 pm

    Hi Julie-
    I am thinking of you and am so sorry about your loss.
    Danna Strong

  2. Mike & Gerry Borer
    November 1, 2014 5:44 am

    Julie,
    We are so very sorry to learn of Marks passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Gerry & Mike

  3. Leanne & Pat Smith
    November 1, 2014 8:27 am

    Julie:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Leanne & Pat

  4. PAT & BERNIE GAY
    November 1, 2014 9:52 am

    JULIE; OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND HIS FAMILY. WE HOPE WITH HIS GREAT MEMORIES AND THE LOVE HE SHARED WITH HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL HELP GET YOU THROUGH THE LOSS .

  5. Joe Hickman
    November 1, 2014 10:12 am

    Julie,
    I was so sadden to here of Mark’s passing. You are a very special person and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joe Hickman

  6. Len Lawrence
    November 1, 2014 1:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Julie, Mark was one of the good guys, he will be missed by everyone he has ever met. He is with God now.

    Len

  7. Brigid Lovito
    November 1, 2014 3:43 pm

    I loved Mark like a brother and will miss all my talks with him. He made conversation easy and fun! God Bless Julie, I know he will be watching over you and loved you so very dearly.

  8. Martin Boland
    November 1, 2014 4:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Julie,Mark was a great friend I`ll miss Mark dearly,i`ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  9. Daniel Rich
    November 1, 2014 6:45 pm

    I used to work with this guy when I first started at FedEx. He was a awesome person and we had many laughs. He made working fun and was a hard worker. I remember him always talking highly of his wife Julie. You could tell he loved her more than life itself. He was awesome. Love you Mark. Julie I never got to meet you but don’t hesitate to reach out to my wife or I if you need something.

    • Julie Griffin
      March 15, 2015 10:39 pm

      Daniel, I would love to meet you. Mark talked about you. I would love to hear a story. Thank you so much for telling me that he loved. I loved him more than life itself….Julie Griffin

  10. marie gagliardi
    November 1, 2014 6:51 pm

    Dear Julie, and Griffin, Brickner families, So sorry I couln’t come, wish I could hug you, Julie. I know Mark is right with you, and you WILL see him again. Our Lord is right with you, and He knows your every heartache. Mark would want all happiness for you, the rest of your life. I love you Julie, my prayers are everyday!!! Marie

  11. Joe & Tiffany Rau
    November 1, 2014 8:45 pm

    Julie and Mark’s family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Yesterday was a very somber day at work when we learned of Mark’s passing. We loved working with him so much. His humor was contagious. Our customers loved him dearly. They continually ask about him. His courage and humility inspired us all! We are grateful to have known and loved your Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godspeed, Mark.. we love you!

  12. Carol (Kennedy) Willson
    November 2, 2014 12:36 pm

    Julie, my sympathy to you in your time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Sue (Kennedy) Reser
    November 2, 2014 10:57 pm

    Julie

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time .

  14. Joyce Webster
    November 3, 2014 8:41 am

    Julie,
    Sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    I know your faith in the Lord will help you through this very difficult time.

  15. John & Anna Blume
    November 3, 2014 9:26 am

    Julie and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Marks passing.
    I am a NJ cousin and haven’t seen mark in years but I will always remember our visits with the Griffin family in Ohio and how much fun Mark was. He was always kind and full of life. He always made time for the cousins when we came there. He was a beautiful person. I will always remember him fondly.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
    Love John & Anna

  16. Stanley Ruda
    November 3, 2014 12:23 pm

    Julie,

    I am very sorry to hear that Mark lost the battle with his illness. I know you have mentioned a number of times that he was the love of your life. Nobody can tell you they know how you feel. All we can do is to pray for Mark and just as important to pray for you to have the strenght to continue moving on. It will not be easy but you are a strong person and you will survive. If you ever need to talk with anyone that has gone through this situation, Diane’s sisters husband may be able to help. We are here to support you and here for you if you ever need anything.
    I feel terrible that my flight was cancelled yesterday. I really wanted to be there and show my support for you. You are truly a friend more than a business partner.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Stan

  17. Michael Foley
    November 4, 2014 10:44 pm

    Julie and all the Griffins, Mark was one of a kind and a special person to many and loved by all. Again one of the really good ones leaves us way too early. He was absolutely the funniest guy iI ever knew or paid money to see. He was my friend and I will miss him but I know his next journey will be a good one and for sure he is now making someone laugh and feel special. Redman

  18. Patrice Faulhammer
    December 12, 2014 6:49 am

    Julie my prayers are with you I hope you find comfort in your memories of Mark and know you will be reunited with him one day. Mark was a dear friend who always spoke with love about you Julie. Mark brought humor and fun into life and had a thoughtful spirit about him. He was a good man and I will miss him.

  19. Gail
    January 11, 2016 8:11 pm

    So very sad for you Ms. Julie. I pray that you will remain a strong lady as you always were. He was a cutie and I know it will be a difficult year, or many year. Remember to keep your sense of humor and let the Lord move you forward in the way he choses for you!
    Gail

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