Margaret Robertson Griggs of Warren, Indiana, died peacefully at her home in Heritage Pointe on July 15, 2012. Margaret was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. on February 2, 1916. She was a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Huntington, Indiana.
Margaret was the beloved mother of the Reverend Margaret (Albert) Harker, Marion, Indiana; James (Mary) Griggs, Houston, Texas; Denise Griggs, Dunkirk, New York. She was the beloved grandmother of Meg (Jean Bock) Harker, Berkley Heights, New Jersey; Albert Harker Jr., Muncie, Indiana; Sara (Tony) Greene, Fishers, Indiana; Martin Harker, Marion Indiana; Kristine (Kyle) Cracknel, San Antonio, Texas; Erica (Seamus) Gibbons, San Antonio, Texas; Michael Griggs of Houston, Texas; and Jonathan Griggs of Houston, Texas. She was the beloved aunt of Nancy (James) Hennessey, Fredonia, New York. Seven great-grandchildren and several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Francis Griggs, her brother James Robertson and her sister Violet Schulenberg.
Margaret grew up in Dunkirk, New York. While married to Robert, who served his country in the U.S. Army and the Foreign Service-Diplomatic Corps., she lived in Washington, D.C.; Paris, France;, Oslo, Norway; Khartoum, Sudan; and Bogota, Colombia. Robert and she retired to Dunkirk, N.Y. in 1969.
Margaret loved music ranging from classical to country. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and knitting. She loved and tended to flowers and cats. She touched many lives through her gift of hospitality. She will always be missed and remembered for her great wit and sense of humor.
Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, at McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Helen Sam at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Dunkirk, New York, on Thursday July 19 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lake Shore Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Fredonia, New York, or to the Pet Pantry, 15 Marsden St. Dunkirk, New York.