Date of Birth April 24, 1960
Date Deceased June 11, 2021
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date June 17, 2021
Service Time 10 a.m.
Service Location St. Ann's Church, Hornell
Interment Location St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont

Mark G. Griswold

HORNELL-Mark G. Griswold, 61, passed way unexpectedly on Friday (June 11, 2021) at his home on Erie Avenue.

Born in Hornell on April 24, 1960, he was a son of the late James and Mary Ruth (Morey) Griswold.

A native and lifelong resident of Hornell, Mark was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and attended Hornell High School.

He was devout Catholic, praying the rosary daily, and was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell his entire life.

Mark was an avid sports fan and loved music. Throughout the years he was a member of several bands and especially enjoyed writing music and playing the guitar.

He will be remembered most of all for being a loving son and brother. For many years Mark was a devoted care giver for his mother, Ruth.

His loving family includes one sister, Mary (Joseph) Garofalo of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, James (Petra) Griswold of Dallas, TX and Joseph (Bridget) Griswold of Hornell; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join his family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday (June 17, 2021). Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Mark’s family with the arrangements.

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6 Responses

  1. We lived on Erie Ave. across the street from Mark and enjoyed coffee and jokes with him many, many times on his front porch. He was an all-around good guy and loved to play chess with our German exchange student Georg Niedermeuller, again on his good old front porch. He was wonderful company for his mom Ruth after his dad died. Always had a chuckle with Mark any time we’d meet. Fond memories of him.

  2. Dear Mark. You are now with mom and dad in Heaven and can again say your Rosary together. You were a special brother and we will miss you. I love you. Joe

  3. So sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. Many hours were spent at the loving Griswold household growing up- your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  4. We have many memories today. I will miss you Uncle Mark. Say hi to grandpa and grandma for me. I love you.
    Kaitlin

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