AMerican Veteran 11

Patrick Joseph Griffin

June 6, 1938 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 81)


Griffin, Patrick Joseph

passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, age 81. Patrick was born on June 6, 1938, in Albuquerque, NM. He served in the Air Force for four years as a jet engine mechanic, where he worked on B-47s and later as a crew chief in Little Rock, Arkansas. After his service he opened an automotive machine shop, Universal Motor Exchange, where he rebuilt motors and transmissions. He was an avid sailor, had a passion for machine work, loved repairing industrial equipment, built several personal family homes, enjoyed trips to Hawaii where he lived for a brief period of time before returning home to Albuquerque.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Agnes Griffin; siblings, Clarence Griffin and James Griffin.

Patrick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Griffin; son, Patrick Griffin and wife, Carleen; grandchild, Elisha Lancellotti and husband, Zack; one great grandchild, Margaret Lancellotti; siblings, Bob Griffin, Nick Griffin(wife Kay), Mary Agnes Hoagland, Kathryn Fayle (husband Ray), Teresa Griffin and numerous other friends and relatives.

A Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm at Garcia Mortuary ~ Chapel of Angels, on the corner of 8th and Iron, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00am at St. Therese of the infant Jesus church, 3424 4th Street NW. Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Griffin, Michael McCallister, Zack Lancellotti, Bill Griffin, Nick Griffin and Gabriel Gardzelewski. To view information or leave a condolence please visit

Garcia Mortuary

717 Stover Ave. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102


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July 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garcia Mortuary ~ Chapel of Angels

July 11, 2019

7:00 PM
Garcia Mortuary ~ Chapel of Angels

July 12, 2019

9:00 AM
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Shrine
3424 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Interment to follow Mass
July 12, 2019

Mount Calvary Cemetery
1900 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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