Livonia: At age 82, Mary Ellen passed away peacefully on January 29, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in Angelica, NY to the late Leonard and Almeda Hargraves. Mary Ellen is predeceased by her husband; Carmen Griffo, her son Charles Griffo and her sisters; Virginia McKnight and Beverlee Loper. Survived by her children; Joseph Griffo of Gates, NC; John (Cindy) Griffo of Franklin, OH; and Charlene (Paul) Leistman of Livonia, NY; and her grandchildren; Ricari, Jermayn, Jazzmyn, Michael, Desirea, Jacob Griffo, Samantha, and Rebecca Leistman.
A graduate of Alfred Almond High School, where she was a cheerleader all 4 years of high school, Mary Ellen went on to become a nurse at the Craig Colony in Sonyea, New York before her marriage to Carmen In April 1948. Shortly after marriage, Mary Ellen became a loving mother and homemaker whose life was dedicated to her family. In the years leading up to her passing, she was an avid reader, sewing enthusiast, cook, and baker.
Charlene, Paul, Samantha, and Rebecca lovingly cared for Mary Ellen in their home for the last 3 years of her life. Joe and John give them their greatest and most heart-felt gratitude.
Friends and family are invited to visit and share memories at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 21Big Tree Street in Livonia on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from: 2-4 PM with a Funeral Service to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org.
To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com