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Sen. Joe Griffo's father passes away at 95

A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will take place in St. John’s cemetery.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 10:27 AM
Updated: Feb 11, 2019 10:47 AM

ROME, N.Y. -- Senator Joe Griffo's father has died – he was 95.

Griffo Sr. passed away last Thursday at the Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Healthcare Facility.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will take place in St. John’s cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Rome Memorial Hospital Foundation for the activities fund of the residential healthcare facility.

Joe retired in 1985 after working for 40 years for the city of Rome.

He was a former head usher and member of the Holy Name Society at St. John the Baptist Church. Griffo also belonged to the Nocturnal Adoration Society.

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