James J. Grifferty

August 7, 1936February 17, 2018
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James J. Grifferty passed away on February 17, 2018 at the age of 81 years old. James was born on August 7, 1936 in NY, NY to Michael Grifferty and Elizabeth Flynn. James spent his career as an accountant and partner at KPMG in Manhattan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Peggy, and their children, Terrence (Lilla), Michael (Terry), and John. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Grace, Sophia and Julia. James is predeceased by his son James M., and sisters Mary and Patricia.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday February 22, 2018 10AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Scarsdale. Interment to immediately follow Mass at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to: Cardinal Hayes High School, 650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 292-6100.

Visitation will be held on February 21, 2018 at the funeral home from 2-4 & 7-9 PM


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Mass Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, February 22, 2018

James J. Grifferty

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David Feeney

February 23, 2018

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell with him in White Plains years ago. Always a great guy and a true gentleman. He will be missed.


David L. Feeney

Fred Chen

February 21, 2018

Jim's passing is deeply saddening. It hit me particularly hard because we were contemporaries at work, neighbors at home and friends for life, respecting each other. Early on we went on to quite a few bank audits together- he avoided them but I became a full time member of the Bank Department and made partner there. I once said losing an old friend was like losing a piece of yourself. That's how I feel. Goodbye my dear old friend!

February 21, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the family of Jim Grifferty, a friend and partner. I had not seen Jim for a few years, but we served together in the New York office and in the Department of Professional Practice. He was a true professional and will be missed by many. With respect, Randy Noonan

February 20, 2018

To james family I truly hope that you will find comfort and peace through this verse. Psalms 9:9

February 20, 2018

As you celebrate his well-lived life, may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together; may these thoughts comfort and strengthen you always. EW, NYC

Thomas McCumber

February 20, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Grifferty family. We are remembering being with you all at Terry and Lilla's wedding, and we wish that we could be with you now in this difficult time. We send you our love.

Thomas and Jacqueline McCumber

February 19, 2018

We have lost a good friend who had our respect and admiration for the life he lived. He was always a gentlemen and will be missed. Our prayers are with his family for this loss. Patrick & Rosemary Greene