Marian J. Griffin
Marian J. Griffin
  • November 24, 1923 - May 25, 2017
  • Winter Park, Florida

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Marian J. (Nighbert) Griffin, R.N., 93, of Winter Park, Florida passed away on May 25, 2017. She was born on November 24, 1923 in Fountain City, Tennessee to the late Edwin Lindsey and Bessie Mae (Keith) Nighbert. Marian was a retired Registered Nurse who spent most of her career teaching in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the Orange County Vocational/Technical School. Early in her nursing career, she served many Greater Orlando residents as a Private Duty Nurse, including Grandpa Andrew Duda, Sr. of the Oviedo, FL Duda Family until his passing in 1958. Marian was an Emergency Room Nurse at most of the Central Florida area hospitals at one time or another. She also worked in the OB department and as Psychiatric Unit Head Nurse at the former Florida Sanitarium and Hospital. She was a member of Winter Park Christian Church-Disciples of Christ where she was an Elder and active in the Retired Nurse’s Association. Marian and her late husband of 67 years, Ben Griffin, Sr. had lived in Winter Park since 1957. They both enjoyed gardening, antiquing and cooking. She is preceded in death by her son, Gary Griffin. Survivors include her sons, Ben (Rita) Griffin, Jr. and Kevin (Beth) Griffin; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A visitation will be from 5-7 pm , Friday, June 9, 2017 at Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe. Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Winter Park Christian Church, 760 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792 with interment to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin-Fairchild-Ivanhoe, 301 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804. 407-898-8111