Frances S. Griffin

December 26, 1949September 29, 2020

Frances S. (Rogala) Griffin, age 70, of Somerset, passed away at her residence, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Kevin L. Griffin to whom she has been married for the past 44 years.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Roman W. and Stacia (Czechowski) Rogala, she has been a lifelong area resident.

A graduate of the former Dominican Academy, she received her cosmetology license from the Fall River Beauty Academy.

In addition to being a homemaker and cosmetologist, she worked at Notre Dame Elementary School as a lunch aid for many years. Her favorite times spent were with her family and grandchildren whom she adored.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Andrea Griffin and her husband Joey Tennant of Warren, OH, Stacie Griffin and her fiancé Akile Walsh of Fall River; two sisters, Julie Rogala, Connie Munich and her husband Ollie; one brother, Paul Rogala; five grandchildren, Brandon Watts, Javen, Adreianna, Elyza and Zaniyah Griffin and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Kerry A. Griffin and sister of the late Raymond Rogala.

Her Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral service and burial will be private. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.


  • Dana Farber Jimmy Fund



  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 4, 2020


  • Funeral and Burial Private


Frances S. Griffin

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Shana Long

October 4, 2020

I was lucky to have moved up the street from the griffins when I was nine years old .I was truly blessed to be welcome Into your home and family. As I became close to Stacie I got to know how great you are . Many times when I slept over I would sit and talk to you and ask for advice at 13 like I actually had problems then . You would listen with all the patience in the world and help me figure out my little problems. You always made me feel welcome in a world that never excepted me . The delicious food you made and the mall trips and giving me a home to be welcomed into on my worst days . Thank you for letting me in . I miss you and love you . I got a bonus mom the day I meet you And it is a honor xoxo

Connie Muenick

October 4, 2020

My dear sister,
I remember the days when we were kids we used to roller skate and ride or bikes together. I remember the time that Dad and I and Mom were going somewhere and we forgot and left you home, You were playing with your barbie dolls behind the couch. You will always have a special place in my heart .I miss you greatly
These memories and all the others I have will stay with me forever.

Your sister Connie

Kristin Andrews and Family

October 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Aunt Fran.

Condolences to Kevin, Stacie , Andrea .

Walter O'Gara

October 3, 2020

Condolences to Kevin and the family

Paul Rogala

October 3, 2020

Rest In Peace sister
My condolences to Kevin, Andrea, Stacie, and extended family.

Childhood memories that I will never forget.
Fran introduced me to Jiffy Pop, Cheese popcorn, M&M cookies, Barry White, Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.

I remember the distinct laugh.
Fran and Kevin hosted family get togethers like Thanksgiving , Baptism, Communions, Christmas, and my going away to the military party.

Being the music fan that I am, I have to include a song.
Reflections of my life by Marmalade

Memories last forever!

Paul Rogala & family

Andrea Griffin

October 2, 2020

Hey hows heaven i miss you so much already... Hows kerry is she doing ok i hope so ... You know you haven't been gone that long and things are so different already the house feels empty .. But don't worry me and stacie are taking care of dad ok i don't wanna keep u and i know ur happy so just wanted to let u know i love u mommy and i miss u very much ... I will see u again someday .... Be good up there ... 😘


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