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James P. "Griff" Griffin

February 4, 1954 — February 23, 2021

James P. “Griff” Griffin, 67, Mooresville, passed away peacefully at home February 23, 2021. He was born February 4, 1954, in Indianapolis, to the late William and Roberta (Mayer) Griffin. Jim married Laurene (Loomis) on August 25, 1979, and she survives.

He graduated from Roncalli High School in 1972 and earned a degree in accounting from Ball State University. Jim enjoyed a successful career as an internal auditor, having worked for the State Highway Department, Ivy Tech, and the former PSI Energy, now Duke Energy. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 7431. Having moved to Mooresville in 2004, he formerly was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus 3660. He was an avid sports fan – he cheered for the Pacers, Packers, Colts, San Francisco Giants, and counted Notre Dame amongst his favorites. Griff had a great gift of remembering names and faces. He enjoyed volunteering and spent more than nine years as a volunteer at Franciscan Health and also enjoyed helping out at church in various capacities. Above all, he was strongly devoted to his family. He will be fondly remembered for his great laugh, kindness, and fun loving spirit.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Laurene; sons, Dan (Carol), Chris (Melissa), Matt (Lindsay); brothers, Joe (Michelle) and Mike (Carla); sister, Susan (Mark) Ruhana; grandchildren, Emma, Sara, William, Josie, Miles, Jaxson, and Evan.

Visitation will be Friday, February 26,2021, 5 to 8 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Mass will be livestreamed by visiting Additional visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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