Patricia M. Griffin, “Aunt Pat”, 88, passed away Friday Jan. 10, 2020. She was born Oct. 15, 1931 to the late Simon and Annette Griffin. Pat was a graduate of Fitchburg State and the University of Hartford. She was a certified reading consultant and was a teacher in the Enfield School System and also taught in Chicopee. Pat loved to travel. She traveled all over the world, Australia, all over Europe, but her favorite place was Aruba. Pat was a prolific cross stitcher. She volunteered for several years at the Big E in the craft building and won several awards. She also volunteered for over 30 years at the gift shop in Baystate Hospital before retiring in 2000. Pat was an active member in her parish Sacred Heart Church in Enfield, CT., where she served as past president and treasurer of the Women’s Club, was also a past president and treasurer of her condo association and was a charter member and first president of the ADK Society. She was predeceased by her sister Jane Bryant in 2004. Pat leaves her niece; Judy Cote and husband Thomas, with whom she lived with in W. Spfld., along with nephews James Bryant and his wife Allison of Windsor, MA., John Bryant of Prince Edward Island., Jeffrey Bryant and his wife Janet of Louisville, KY and Jay Bryant of Snohomish, WA., along with great nieces and nephews; Brian and his wife Maureen, Michael and his wife Ashley and their children Madison and Hannah; Somerset, Paige and her husband Doug and their children Thomas and Austin, Paisley and Piper, Christopher and his wife Kelley and their daughter Violet; Timothy and Jenny. Calling Hours will be held WEDS from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., followed by an 11 AM Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St., W. Spfld. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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