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Shirley (Griffin) Griffin-LaPlant

November 16, 1943 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 74)

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Shirley Griffin-LaPlant

Macedon:  Formerly of Saranac Lake, NY, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the age of 74.  Shirley was born on November 16, 1943 in Potsdam, NY to the late Sara I. "Phillips" and Phillip M. Griffin.  She was predeceased by her husband Larry on September 9, 2016, son Rick on July 26, 2015 and brother Robert Griffin.  Survivors include her son Loren (Kellie) LaPlant; daughter-in-law, Donna LaPlant; sisters, Sharon Florence, and Kathy (Jim) Munn; brother Phillip "Bunk" Griffin; sister-in-law Diane Griffin; best friend Pam Meekins; grandchildren; Brandon, Christopher, Joshua and Jacob; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Shirley was a very giving person.  She focused on her family and always put the needs of others above her own needs. She was proud to be a homemaker and her family enjoyed her nurturing ways and, especially, her cooking.  Shirley was a cancer survivor, having fought a hard battle over the past few years.  She will be missed but remembered fondly by those who loved her.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 12-2 PM, where a service will follow at 2PM, at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1040 State Route 31, Macedon, NY 14502.  Interment will follow at Macedon Center Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in honor of Shirley to the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.  To leave a condolence, light a candle, or upload a photo, please visit www.murphyfuneralservices.com

God's Garden

God Looked around his garden

And found and empty place, 

Then he looked down upon the earth

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best.

He knew you were suffering

He knew you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb.

So he closed your weary eyelids

and whispered, "Peace be thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn't go alone, 

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.




Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
1120 S. Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620,

American Heart Association
25 Circle St. #102, Rochester, NY 14607,

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