White Blossoms

Elizabeth F (Downes) Griffin

April 1, 1929 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 93)


Elizabeth F.  “ Ninny” (Downes) Griffin, 93, of East Longmeadow and formerly of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born in Springfield on April 1, 1929, the daughter of the late William F. and Elizabeth (Keenan) Downes. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband John F. Griffin, Sr., a daughter Patricia Flebotte, a brother William Downes and three sisters Margaret Anetzberger, Grace Thiverge and Barbara Borecki. Elizabeth is survived by her three devoted children Mary L. McLaughlin and her husband Daniel of Springfield, Joan G. Kavanagh of Suffield, CT., and John “Jack” Griffin, Jr., and his partner Amy Takorian of Springfield, nine cherished grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Ninny’s passion was following her grandchildren and she will be missed by all. Elizabeth’s funeral will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:45a.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 4-6p.m at the funeral home. www.byronkeenan.com

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Elizabeth F (Downes) Griffin, please visit our Tree Store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Elizabeth

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


Calling Hours
June 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

9:45 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Liturgy of Christian Burial
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Church
221 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01118

Burial to Follow

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

© 2022 Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy