Sister Mary James “Gus” Griffin, OP
died May 29 at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Sister Gus was born July 7, 1941 in Oak Park, Illinois. She shared 54 years of religious life with her Dominican Sisters. She served in the Diocese of Jackson at Catholic Social Service Center, sponsored by Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Walls from 1990-2016 where she helped initiate a housing program for low-income people to educate them and to build and own their own homes.
The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse in Sinsinawa on June 2, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701 or www.sinsinawa.org