Lena Perri Griffin

A Mass for Lena Perri Griffin, 91, a native Nevadan, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Teresa.

Mrs. Griffin died Oct. 25, 2004. She was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Yerington to Vittorio and Veronica Giovanola Pirazzi.

She grew up in Yerington and attended the University of Nevada, graduating in 1933. She also earned a bachelor's and master's degree in library science from the University of Nevada.

She married John M. Griffin Sept. 17, 1938, in Reno.

After teaching in Yerington, Mrs. Griffin moved to Carson City and continued teaching. After her children were in school, she resumed her career, working as the librarian for Carson City Middle School until her retirement.

She was an active member of St. Teresa and was affiliated with the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the Carson City Retired Teachers Association. After her retirement, she volunteered as a library assistant at St. Teresa's Elementary School.

She enjoyed worldwide travel, bridge, extensive reading and her friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband March 15, 1982; brothers Peter and Johnny, both of Yerington; and sister, Mary, of San Jose, Calif.

Among her survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law John and Marjorie of Carson City, Tim and Pamela of Sparks and Michael and Jill of Carson City; son Patrick of Sparks; grandsons Brennon, Scott, John, Matthew and Andrew; granddaughters Lia Griffin, Kimberley Rossiter, Kelly DeRosa, Gina Solari and Emily Griffin; and six great-grandchildren,

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa of Avila Elementary School Library, 567 S. Richmond Ave., Carson City, NV 89703.

Friends may send a message to the family guest book at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.

Walton's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.


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