Lt. Col. Griffin was an experienced soldier here in Ireland and overseas, where he served on many missions, both in Africa and the Middle East and was most recently based in Brussels where he worked alongside other senior EU military staff.
A well-known GAA figure and predeceased by his parents Jackie (Sr.) and Kay, the passing of Lt. Col. Griffin (Aged 47) is most deeply regretted by his wife and best friend Trisha, daughters Laragh, Isabelle and Emma Mai, sisters Jacqueline, Catriona and Maria, brother Charles, his brother in law, sisters in law, mother in law Riona, uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews, defence force colleagues and the 63rd Cadet Class, members of his beloved Thurles Sarsfields GAA club, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Describing the devastating loss for his immediate family and army colleagues, a spokesperson for the Defence Forces has stated that Lt. Col. Griffin epitomised the highest values of the Irish Defence Forces, through his loyalty, integrity, moral and physical courage.
The earthly remains of Lt. Col. Griffin will repose at his residence on tomorrow, Tuesday, from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. Removal will take place on Wednesday to the Cathedral of The Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles to arrive for Requiem Mass at 1:00pm.
Burial will take place afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.
Note: House private on Wednesday please.
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