Rosemarie Griffin

May 1, 1931 - August 31, 2020

Rosemarie Griffin, age 89 of Farmington Hills, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on August 31, 2020.

She was the loving mother of Julia (Michael Terner) Griffin-Terner, David (Nicole) Griffin, Nancy Seifert, Marianne Griffin, and Elaine (Michael Fischer) Griffin; cherished grandmother of Daniel, Rosemarie, Elise, Tyrus, Claire, Graham, Benjamin, Grace, and Jonah; and dear sister of Elizabeth O’Leary, Catherine Reedy and the late Edward Gagnon. She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Rosemarie was born on May 1, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward and Elizabeth Gagnon. She graduated from Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic High School in 1949 and went on to attend University of Detroit, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1955.

Rosemarie was a devoted mother. She loved walking to church, praying the rosary, and serving others. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children whether that was on an international trip or simply in the backyard. She was a skilled cook, an avid traveler, and appreciated a good bottle of wine. While Rosemarie lived a modest and faithful life, she had a zest for life and boundless energy. She was always up for an adventure and had a love of learning new things. She was an inspiration and had an extraordinary impact on the people she loved. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of her loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary Service at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Rosemarie will lie in state Saturday, September 5th, 10:30 a.m. until the time of Eulogies with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial contributions are appreciated to a charity of your choice in Rosemarie’s honor.

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