Patricia L. Griffin

Boonville- Patricia L. Griffin, 67 of State Route 12 passed away on Sunday morning June 9, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 30, 1951 in Utica N.Y. a daughter of Kenneth VanLuven and Virginia Williams VanLuven. Patty graduated from Boonville High School in 1969 and furthered her education at Central City Business Institute, Syracuse in 1970. She and Timothy Griffin were united in marriage October 31, 1970. After their marriage they settled in New Hartford then moved back to Boonville on Ford Street in 1974. She was employed as the office manager for the orthopedic office of Doctor’s Pierce, Silver and Murphy from 1970 retiring in 2001. The couple moved to their present home in 1988. Mr. Griffin who owned and operated Boonville Appliance and Repair passed away June 10, 2013. Patricia was of Methodist faith and enjoyed reading, bird watching and television. She loved animals especially her cat Sylvester and canine companion Lilly.

Surviving are her children, Colleen and Michael Backer and Donald and Robin Griffin, all of Boonville; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; her mother, Virginia Mascitelli, Boonville; two brothers, Roger VanLuven, Michigan and Kim VanLuven, Daytona Beach. Fl.; two sisters, Pam and Fred Ricci, Boonville and Tracy and Neil Austin, Boonville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Amy Griffin, Boonville; sister-in-law, Janette Croniser, Boonville and a very good friend Carol Croniser. She was predeceased by her father and step mother, Kenneth and Saralou VanLuven, brother, Kevin Van,Luven and step father, Dr. Lewis Mascitelli.

Her funeral service will be held on June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. prior the service. Burial in Boonville Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or to Erwin Library, 104 Schuyler Street, Boonville, NY 13309. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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