Griffin, Barbara J.
- age 87 of Altamonte Springs, FL.; went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 1, 2022. She is the beloved wife of the late Donald F. Griffin; dearest mother of Donna Shavers, Dianne Griffin, Debra (David) Auerbach, & Deidre (Mark) Bender; grandmother of Jackie (Randy) Drisgill, Daniel (Beth) Auerbach, Rachel Auerbach, Brian (Claire) Thomas, Amanda (Isaac Piersall) Shavers, Clayton Bender, & Carly Bender; great-grandmother of Leo, Marlowe, Alex, & Esme; aunt of Donald (Kelly) Agent.
Barbara and her husband were married for 53 years. She spent the first 23 of those years as a military wife while her husband was in the Air Force and stationed at various air bases throughout the United States and Europe. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs for over 40 years. She was an active member of the Council of Catholic Women and Saint Patrick's Circle through the church. She was an enthusiastic volunteer through that circle for their many charities. Nearest to her heart was the Learning Center of Apopka that served the children of migrant workers. At the church she also joined the Italian American Club which she served as President in 2003 (with not a bit of Italian in her!!). Barbara had volunteerism in her heart. She was always the home room mother, Brownie leader, Red Cross volunteer and surrogate mother to any of her children's friends who needed a mom at any point every now and then.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 7th from 6-8pm at Highland Funeral Home, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka FL. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 8th, 10:00 am at Annunciation Catholic Church, 1020 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice in Barbara's memory. Please sign online guest registry at www.highlandfh.com.