O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Alberta M. Griffin

Alberta M. Griffin, 90, of Littleton, CO, formerly of Salamanca, NY died Monday, November 20, 2023 at Balfour at Littleton, CO.

Born August 14, 1933 in Bennington, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florence Ackerman of Bowmansville, NY. She was married on August 7, 1965 to Kenneth J. Griffin, Jr, who survives.

Alberta was a graduate of Lancaster High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Buffalo State College.

She began her elementary school teaching career in 1955 in Alden, NY. In 1968, she moved to Salamanca, NY and started her family. She resumed her teaching career in the Salamanca City Central School District until her retirement in 1989.

Alberta was an active member of the community. She enjoyed her time as a Girl Scout leader, softball coach for her daughters and also chaperoned the Salamanca High School marching band on numerous trips. She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Parish and Our Lady of the Peace Parish. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in her flower gardens and feeding her birds.

Surviving besides her husband are: daughter, Mary Jean Griffin, DVM, Thornton, CO; a son, James (Jeanne) Griffin, Kannapolis, NC; daughter, Judith (Scott) Griffin Morris, Littleton, CO; three granddaughters, Samantha Griffin, Savannah Griffin, both of Kannapolis, NC, and Kensley Morris, Littleton, CO.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Moses Ikuelogbon as celebrant.

Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.