FRANKFORT – Leo F. Griffin, age 57, a lifelong Ilion and Frankfort resident, passed away after a brief illness on Friday morning, February 19, 2021 at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Born on June 17, 1963, Leo was the son of the late Leo F. Griffin, Jr. and Alice (Fink) Griffin. He was raised and educated locally, attending Ilion schools.
On November 3, 1985, Leo was wed to the former Tammy Treen at St. Mary’s Church in Frankfort. Together, Leo and Tammy shared in a loving union of over eighteen years, until Tammy’s untimely passing on November 23, 2003.
Many would remember Leo from his over twenty years spent as an attendant at Chip’s Gas Station in Ilion; you could always rely on Leo to have a smile and joke for you and he had an unforgettable sense of humor. He also spent time in the maintenance department for Park Edge Town Homes.
Leo loved the game of golf and rarely missed an opportunity to participate in an outing or league event. He was also an avid sports enthusiast, rooting for the NY Giants, NY Mets and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Leo is survived by his daughter, Carly Griffin and her boyfriend, Patrick Parmer of Little Falls; his sister, Brenda Crane of Maine; and his in-laws, Cathy Treen- Altieri of Frankfort, Wendy Lambert of Tampa, Florida, Cindy and Dominick Alsheimer of Mexico, NY, Mark Treen of Whitesboro and John Medina of Ilion. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, with special mention of his good buddy, Steve Fish.
Aside from his parents and beloved, Tammy, Leo was predeceased by his sisters, Linda Doolen and Denise Medina, his parents-in-law, James and Catherine Treen, and his brother-in-law, James “JJ” Treen.
In keeping with Leo’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services at this time. His earthly remains will be laid to rest beside his wife in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frankfort in the Spring of 2021.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000, Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.