SINSINAWA — Sister Danielle Griffin, OP, died July 4, 2013, at St. Dominic Villa. The funeral Mass was held in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at Sinsinawa July 6, 2013, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Danielle made her first religious profession as a Sinsinawa Dominican Feb. 4, 1928, and her final profession Aug. 5, 1951. She ministered as a teacher and librarian for 18 years, as principal and school administration staff for nine years, as a counselor for 18 years, as a general councilor for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation for six years and as a pastoral associate for five years. Sister Danielle served in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alabama, Nebraska, Iowa, and Alaska.
In the Diocese of Madison, Sister Danielle taught at St. Patrick, Madison, 1951-1956, and served as a general councilor for the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, Sinsinawa, 1994-2000. She volunteered in the mailroom at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa, 2005-2009.
Sister Danielle was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Benton and Margaret (Walsch) Griffin. Her parents and a brother, John Griffin, preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Griffin and Tom Griffin; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared life for 65 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or online at www.sinsinawa.org by clicking on "Donate Now," then "Honor and Memorial Gift."
Repeat broadcasts of the wake and funeral for Sister Danielle are available online at www.Sinsinawa.org/live. Click on the “on demand” tab.