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John I. “Jackie” Griffin

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, April 4th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for John I. “Jackie” Griffin, who passed ending a long confinement at Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers on Wednesday, March 28th. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, April 5th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 8 South Common St., Lynn at 10:30 a.m.

Born in Boston, he came to live in Revere over 60 years ago. The family lived in Revere until moving to Lynn almost 20 years ago. John “Jackie” retired from American General Life Insurance Company after 20 years of service as an Administrative Manager. Con-currently with work, he was active in the Music Ministry of the Catholic Church, throughout the Archdiocese. He attended Boston Schools and then served with the U.S. Army from September of 1946 thru June of 1947. From 1987 – 2007, he served as Music Director at Boston’s Mission Church with the healing ministry of Rev. Father Edward McKenna (late) & then continued onto St. Anthony’s Shrine in Downtown, Boston with the late Rev. John Lazanski, in their healing ministry. Later, he would become active in the music ministry of Immaculate Conception Church, Revere & St. Mary’s Church of Lynn. Unusually dedicated to the memory of his dear mother and his special “angel” brother, he was their most attentive care-giver until their deaths.

He was the beloved son of the late John C. & Sara L. “Sadie” (Horner) Griffin. He was the brother of the late Edward F. “Buddy” Griffin. He is the cherished cousin to Joanne L. Chisholm & her husband James, Denise M. Antony & Charlene A. Palecki, all of Salem, James D. Chisholm of Woburn, Robert J. Mosey & wife, Lisa of Gorham, Maine, Rev. Brother Paul Geysen, S.J. of the faculty at Boston College High School & the late Isabelle J. Geysen, James Geysen & his late wife Karen, Charles A. Mosey & John Geysen. Interment will be in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, April 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn


Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury

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  1. James D. Chisholm
    Apr 10 2018

    Jack was very close to his relatives and took good care of his brother, Buddy. He was also a very spiritual person and a graduate of Northeastern University. God Bless, Jack, you surely will be missed.

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