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Marie Rose Griffin

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt

Marie Rose (Rigoli) Griffin, 60, of Lowell, died Wednesday, February 10th at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of James F. Holland III who survives her.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, February 24, 1960, the daughter of the late Philip and the late Claire (Blue) Rigoli, she attended Newton schools and was a graduate of Newton North High School with Class of 1978.
Marie was employed as a Customer Service Representative with M. D. Weaver in Natick, MA. Previously, she worked in that same capacity at Waltham Pest Control in Burlington, MA.
Among her many activities, she enjoyed walking, all kinds of shopping, going to the beach and traveling, especially to Aruba. She also loved frequenting the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Her greatest joy however was being all about family. She absolutely cherished the quality time she would spend with her grandchildren. They were the light of her life as were her children. She was a wonderfully vibrant, kind and loving person.
In addition to her husband Jim, Marie is survived by a daughter Alyssa M. Griffin and her fiancé Ryan Ortiz of Lowell, MA; a son Alexander S. Griffin and his wife Alana of Lawrence, MA; four grandchildren Aaliyah, Alessandra, Korben and Jaxson; five brothers Robert Rigoli and his wife Barbara, Philip Rigoli and his wife Janet, James Rigoli and his wife Cheryl, Joseph Rigoli and his wife Ann and Donald Rigoli and his life partner Carol Cherry; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Peter Rigoli.
Marie was a bright light and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Due to gathering restrictions, all services will be held privately for her family. A Celebration of Marie’s Life will be held later in the spring when it is safe for family and friends to gather. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (6)
  • Ellen (Fleming) & Jim Ray  - #Rigolistrong
    To Alyssa, Alex,the Rigoli and Holland families, we are so sorry for your loss and are praying for all of you!!! God brings us home when our job on earth is done. Marie's legacy will live on!! I know she's so happy to see her family who was waiting for her at the pearly gates! We were cousins and even though we didn't get together as adults, I have many great childhood memories :) #Stay Strong. #Rigolistrong Ellen & Jim Ray and family
  • Cathy Holland  - A life well loved
    So very sorry for the loss of this wonderfully loving individual. She was the soulmate my brother, Jim, had hoped for. There was never a time when I saw them, or talked with them, that they weren't beaming, and we were all laughing. I will miss her humor, her laugh. I know Jim will miss his beloved wife. This world has lost a bright light, and heaven has gained an angel. Love you, Jim.
  • Philip and Janet Rigoli  - Always in Our Hearts
    Broken Chain By Ron Tranmer We little knew that morning God was to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. In Memory of Marie Rose, You will be greatly missed and Always in Our Hearts
  • Elaine and Kristina  - Prayers
    We are sorry for your loss prayers being sent be strong and you will get through this she is looking down on you and your family now she will find another way of saying gods morning and good night to you she will send a sign please tell Claire that Kristina is here for her if she want to talk
  • Karen  - Rest in Eternal Peace Marie
    My deepest condolences to Jim, Alyssa and the rest of the family. I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Marie's passing. I will fondly remember our "back fence, Wilson style" talks and get togethers. You were a wonderful neighbor and a beautiful soul, Marie, Rest in Peace
  • Pelkey family  - Gone but never forgotten
    Aunt Marie, we never had thw opportunity to meet face to face but we stayed in touch thru Facebook. You were an amazing woman, aunt, wife, sister, daughter, grandmother and friend to many. You touched the hearts of many and you loved my uncle beyond words could explain. You enjoyed every minute you got with your grandbabies. I know you are no longer suffering or in pain. Please continue to watch over uncle Jimmy and each and everyone of us. You maybe gone but never forgotten, until we meet again save us a place in the pearly gates. Xoxo Jessica, Chris, Christopher, Carmen, malachi, Kayleigh, and zayne pelkey
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