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Clarissa F. Griffin Nov. 5, 1942 -- Dec. 13, 2005

Clarissa F. Griffin, a retired employee of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, died Tuesday in Grace Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. She was 63.

Born Clarissa F. Sevillian in Buffalo, she graduated from Grover Cleveland High School.

She was a mental health therapy aide for 31 years at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, retiring in the late 1990s because of a disability.

Survivors include a daughter, Minique Stevens of Buffalo; three sisters, Cleatrice Hinshaw and Sylvia Walker, both of Buffalo, and Ernestine Prince of California; two brothers, Henry C. Sevillian of Buffalo and Clarence M. Sevillian of Michigan; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon Monday in Mount Zion Church of God, 32 Oak Grove Ave., preceded by a wake at 11. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.


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