Ellen M. Griffin

03/30/2012 12:42 PM |

Ellen M. Griffin died March 28 at her home in Riverhead. She was 90.

She was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Manhattan to Catherine (Rooney) and Michael Coen. She was a manager at New York Telephone in Riverhead and belonged to Telephone Pioneers of America and Ladies of the Moose.

Family members, who called her Nanny, described her as the strongest, toughest and most loving woman they knew. They said she enjoyed knitting and gardening.

Ms. Griffin is survived by her sons, John and Michael; her daughters, Catherine Griffin and Ellen Pantaleo; her grandchildren, Michael, Amy and Kathleen; and her great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cayden. She was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret, Catherine, Michael and Joseph.

Visiting hours will take place today, Friday, March 30, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will be held Saturday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, Father Larry Duncklee officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

This is a paid notice.