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Eileen F. Griffin

December 6, 1957 February 4, 2019
Eileen F. Griffin
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Eileen Griffin, age 61, of Spring Grove, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 surrounded by her family at Northwestern Medicine-McHenry Hospital after an intense fight with cancer. Eileen was born December 6, 1957 in Chicago to Vincent and Jean (Stanek) Szymanski.

Eileen was a 1976 graduate of Resurrection High School in Chicago. On January 19, 1980 she married James T. Griffin. Eileen stepped away from her professional career to raise her children until she went back to work for Schaumburg District #152 and when the family moved to Spring Grove in 1999 she began working for Richmond Burton School District #2 for nearly 20 years. During this time Eileen furthered her education earning several certifications, her Associate's degree and her Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from Columbia College in Crystal Lake. Eileen was about to start her career in accounting when she was diagnosed.

Eileen was the most selfless person you would ever meet. Her smile filled a room and her personality was infectiously warm. She was a remarkable wife and Mom and her children adored her more than anything in the world. Eileen found joy in everything. She loved to sew, crochet, and quilt gifts for her family and friends. Eileen had a love for classical music and played the piano, organ and the violin.

Eileen is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jim; three children, Melissa (Barrett) Meyer, Ryan Griffin, her best friend Cindy Griffin who never left her side; dear friends, Ted and Jan Pacocha; and trouble maker, Radar.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 5 pm. until the 7 p.m. funeral service at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Feb

5:00 PM 2/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Service

Friday

8

Feb

8:00 PM 2/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States
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