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Terrence Griffin September 8, 1957 - June 26, 2021

Terrence Michael Griffin

63, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church and surrounded by the love of his family, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Son of the late Nancy G. and John J. Griffin, Jr., dear brother of Nancy, Kathy and John Griffin and Patricia McHugh (Jim), dear uncle of Kathleen and Patrick McHugh.

Terry was a great fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, always donning one of their caps.  Known for his outgoing and enthusiastic personality, he made friends everywhere he went and touched many lives.

Many thanks to Terry’s caregivers over the years, who were a part of his extended family.  We are grateful for your love and support.  A special thank you to his childhood friend, Jonathan Losos, with whom he loved to play wiffle ball, floor hockey, and go bowling.

Services:  Visitation and memorial Mass will be held Friday, July 16 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.  Visitation at 9 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred or contributions to Cooper House, 4385 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108 appreciated.

Visitation and memorial Mass will be held Friday, July 16 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.  Visitation at 9 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m.


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    Marian Love says

    To Nancy and your family, Please accept my sympathy and prayers for all of you as you grieve the loss of Terry. He sounds like a wonderful person who touched many hearts with his loving care and attention. I wish I had met him.

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    Gary Vogt & LL Morgan Vogt says

    Terry was gregarious without restraint. He learned the names of the waiters and waitresses when we regularly ate out, and related to them through sports team interests. He loved to be in a crowd of friends, but was never pushy or loud. Even when he couldn’t finish a meal he ordered he bore with others until we were all ready to leave.

    He had a strong sense of loyalty and greatly enjoyed his bowling league, and would build his schedule around it. He was a man whom everyone enjoyed hailing when he entered a room. He enjoyed a good laugh and was always focused on Cardinals and Blues statistics. Terry had a strong sense of self and was an impressive man without being obtrusive. We are so glad to have been his friend!

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    Jean Greenwald says

    My sincere sympathy to the Griffin family, friends and TDP Community members. To the family and family friends… you have lost a great pray-er. Terry remembered so often to pray for you when you had birthday, anniversary, were sick, having surgery, looking for a new house or employment, etc. St. Louis has lost one of the most passionate and loyal Cardinal (and Blues) fans!!

    One evening after our liturgy, Catie, Terry and I went to the Steak n’ Shake (near the STL Zoo) to get a bite to eat. It was crowded and loud. Our waitress was having a difficult time keeping up with her customers. (It didn’t help that the people in the booth next to us plotted a scheme to get a ‘free’ dinner. We heard their whole plan.) In all the confusion happening around us, Terry’s order was mixed up. The waitress apologized over and over. Terry said, “Oh, honey, don’t you worry ’bout that. I know you’re busy and people are complaining about things that aren’t your fault.” As Terry patiently waited for his food the second time, he kept saying how sorry he felt for this woman. By the time the meal was over, and after much thought, Terry decided that she deserved a good tip. He gave her much more than the cost of his meal. Terry’s kindness, patience and generosity brightened the evening for this hard-working woman.

    I treasure my memories and times spent with Terry. Often, on the drive home after church, we would ride through Forest Park because he enjoyed that so much. May he rest in peace and be united with those he loved so dearly who had gone before him.

    In gratitude and prayers of thanks that our paths crossed and that a new life begins for Terry. In prayerful support to all who mourn…

    Sincerely, Jean Greenwald, SSND

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    Tom Merle says

    To the Griffin Family
    The Merle Family always liked and enjoyed Terry and his entire family. It has been many years since I last spoke to John, hope we can reconnect and renew our friendship. I am sorry for your loss Terry was always someone special.

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    Jerry Meyers says

    Terry was one of a kind. Always happy with a big smile on his face. At one time he was an everyday visitor to Ladue Market. He was nice enough to come by and say goodbye to us the last week before we closed. A heart of gold,I’m sure he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Our deepest sympathies.
    Jerry, Betty and families

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