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Kristin McCauley Griffen

3 juillet , 198412 mai , 2019
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On May 12, 2019, Kristin McCauley Griffen, passed away. She is the beloved wife of Matthew L. Griffen; devoted mother of Rowan Elizabeth Griffen; cherished daughter of William E. Tarr, Jr. and Theresa A. LiPira; cherished cousin of Stephanie O'Hara, Tony and Joe LiPira, Paul Valeri; dear niece of Barbara and Paul Valeri, Joe and Dori LiPira, Michael LiPira; loving daughter-in-law of Mary and Brian Stone, sister-in-law of Chris and Sonia Griffen, and Meghan Stone. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. MacPhail Road, on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 pm. Interment Private.

Services

  • Visitation samedi, 18 mai , 2019
  • Visitation samedi, 18 mai , 2019
  • Funeral Service samedi, 18 mai , 2019

Souvenirs

Kristin McCauley Griffen

Yongkyu Lee

20 mai , 2019

Hershey Park

Jessica Holthus

20 mai , 2019

I remember the first day Kristin and I reconnected in High School (after going to different middle schools). It was our first day of freshman orientation. For whatever reason all us freshmen were out side in front of Loch Raven. Miraculously Kristin and I turned around and saw each other amidst the crowd. She instantly recognized me, which felt astonishing as I often felt invisible as a kid, and we started catching up. Later that orientation day Kristin, Danielle, and I ate lunch together, and our lives have been intertwined ever since!

I remember the last time Kristin and I hung out. We were at Danielle’s St. Patty’s Day party. At one point we were standing in the kitchen. The girls were playing together with magnets on the fridge as Kristin and I chatted. We talked about how we needed to get together more, and get the girls together. I mentioned my sabbatical and setting a few dates to hang out. She said, or even before then! She shared how she was planning to do more mommy-me classes with Rowan and how she wanted to make more opportunities of interaction, education, and socialization for Rowan.

Kristin was a great friend, loving mother, wild spirit, fierce, a fighter, loved her family and her friends family, always showed up to special occasions, the list feels endless... We could always pick up where we left off. We told each other how much our lasting friendship meant. She wrote beautiful sentiment in cards. Again, the list is endless. I’m heartbroken we won’t be making anymore new memories in this lifetime. I will cherish all the more the many memories we have. With all my love and gratitude. ~Jess

Renee Guckert

19 mai , 2019

I will never forget how precious Kristen was when I would babysit her as a toddler .... I remember trying to show her how to say the word yellow. Her little voice would say “lello .”
I would say, “yellow “ and she would repeat... “lello.” So then I tried to sound it out with her:
“Ye - ll-o.” She tried to repeat after me but instead she went, “YE - LELLO.” And it was absolutely priceless. It is a memory of her that I have to this very day & will always cherish. ♥️ Xoxo

Jessica Holthus

18 mai , 2019

Kristin, from elementary school to high school, college, same part-time job, many OC trips, Belize, countless hours of making memories, being in each others weddings, having babies... the list goes on. Thank you for being such a great friend and all the adventures we had together. Thank you for always being supportive of me. Thank you especially for always showing up! No matter the occasion, or distance, you showed up and celebrated countless birthdays, milestones, and life. Love you, miss you. Enjoy the heavenly party. Until we meet again.

Pam Ristau

18 mai , 2019

This picture is from the very first time we met at our first Archaeological field school at Towson, and it was the beginning of a truly wonderful friendship. We became instant friends, and through the rest of our years at college together and the years we worked together in the field after, you were a constant in my life. From the hours we spent at your moms house studying or hanging out before, in between and during class, to the fun times we had on weekends, to the countless days we spent trudging through the woods shovel bumming, and the weeks we spent living in hotels together on digs, you quickly became one of my very best friends. You were so sweet and kind, and I will never ever forget your laugh. Over the years since we both started families, we have seen each other less than I would have liked, but you have never stopped being one of my best friends, I love you and I will never forget you. Matt, Terry and beautiful Rowan, I am more sorry than I can even express for the loss of such a beautiful daughter, wife and mommy, but her memory will live on in you and all of the people who’s lives she has touched.

Sage Edward

18 mai , 2019

Kristin, I always enjoyed our time together, just hanging out for an event or meeting with the crew for football. I especially looked forward to coming over for Friendsgiving! Our story may have had a bit of a bumpy start back in the day, but it grew into something great and I am so happy you and your family are a part of my life. Though it won’t be the same, whenever we see Matt and Rowan, we will see you. I will miss you Kristin, you’ll always have a place in my heart!

Mel Caroline

18 mai , 2019

Every time I saw you, you always had a smile on your face and would give the most endearing hugs. I feel blessed to have become friends with you over the years and will cherish all the memories we have had with birthday parties to holiday parties and everything in between. You and Matt introduced me and Tom to Friendsgiving and we always looked forward to It every year! Football Sundays with our crew will never ever be the same again. Sweet little Rowan will know what an amazing, loving, sweet, dedicated and kind hearted Mom she had. We all will make sure of it! Kristin, you were taken from this world incredibly way too soon. You will be sorely missed....until we meet again.
I love you!

Danielle O'Brennan

18 mai , 2019

Tried to find as many pictures as I had that hadn’t been posted of Kristin Griffen and in doing so my heart started to hurt because she’s been such a constant in my life and I can’t imagine all these events and pictures without her now. But she led a beautiful life and she mattered to so many people and I have to hold on to all our memories because they were the very best.

Britt Johnson

18 mai , 2019

Where do I start. We met each other at Hampton Elementary school. We went to two different middle schools but within the first few days of high school we reconnected. I may have bounced around from group to group but you were so inclusive and we remained good friends. You, Jess and Dei gave me a wonderful bracelet for my 18th birthday. It say forever with our initials on the back. I lost touch with you in college but we picked back up once I returned. I always looked forward to our dinner dates and catching up. I am so proud of the person who you were, the mom that you became and the friendship we had. You will always be in my heart! Love you dearly, my friend.

Melissa Breidenstein

18 mai , 2019

Our football crew will never be the same without you. I always enjoyed catching up and chatting with you and Matt on football Sundays! We will miss you dearly!

Biographie

On May 12, 2019, Kristin McCauley Griffen, passed away. She is the beloved wife of Matthew L. Griffen; devoted mother of Rowan Elizabeth Griffen; cherished daughter of William E. Tarr, Jr. and Theresa A. LiPira; cherished cousin of Stephanie O'Hara, Tony and Joe LiPira, Paul Valeri; dear niece of Barbara and Paul Valeri, Joe and Dori LiPira, Michael LiPira; loving daughter-in-law of Mary and Brian Stone, sister-in-law of Chris and Sonia Griffen, and Meghan Stone.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. MacPhail Road, on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 pm. Interment Privat