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Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA

OBITUARY

Mr Donald "Brother" Joseph Griffin Jr.

December 5, 1954October 17, 2019
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Donald “Don” J. Griffin, age 64, died Thursday October 17th after a battle with pancreatic issues. Donald is survived by his loving and devoted wife Frieda Griffin, four children: Melissa Douglas (Robert), Donald “Boo” J. Griffin III (Holly), Tina Reed (Allen), Amber Guillot (Jeremy) and a stepson Jason Windham (Leah). He also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, Cody & Cassidy Stanley, Tyler, Tristan, & Abigail Griffin, Allison and Allen Jr. Reed, Joshua & Vaida Raines, Reagan & Marissa Guillot and Emmalee, Tylor & Izzabella Windham. He also leaves behind 6 great grandchildren, Josiah, James, Sammie, Maverick, Kayson & Elliana. Known to his family as Brother, Donald is the son of Jean Marie Giovengo Griffin and the late Donald Joseph Griffin, Sr. He is survived in death by his 3 sisters, Donna Griffin Boudreaux (Mike), Diana Griffin Finch (Dean), and Denise Griffin Dixon (Steve). Donald served his country in the United States Navy from 1972 to 1978 and is veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned the National Defense service medal. In 1976, he was stationed on the U.S. Lexington CVT 16 with the rank of E3. After his honorable discharge he worked for Avondale Ship Yard as a pipe fitter for 33 years where he retired. As a child, he loved music and taught himself how to play the guitar. Music was his passion and loved to play the guitar and sing. He enjoyed reading, working on crosswords, and spending time with his favorite fuzzy four-legged friend, Girl. Donald enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and he looked forward to Mardi Gras every year and any other holiday that included parades. A Funeral Mass will be held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero Louisiana, at 1:00pm on Saturday 26, 2019. Visitation from 10:30 am until Mass time. Online condolences available online at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.

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  • Visitation Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2019

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