In memory of
Griffin, Analise A hint of sparkle. A splash of color. A collage of patterns. A halo of blooms. A dash of pretty. Ana decorated her soul with her artistic creativity, her radiant smile and her contagious laughter. She appreciated all the beauty in this world and made life a little more lovely. After a long and courageous battle with illness, Analise Rombilus Griffin, 32 of Fairfield, passed away gracefully with her lifetime love, husband Michael Griffin and her dedicated family by her side. Born in Bridgeport on May 24, 1984, Ana was a graduate of Masuk High School in Monroe, where she played softball for the Masuk Panthers, swam and sang in chorus. As a Business Marketing 2006 graduate of Fairfield University, Ana pursued a career in fashion and marketing putting her Aloha signature of creativity on every project she directed at Letarte Swimwear and Ryan Partnerships. She was charmed by the well written words and the delicacy of the finer details. Ana's creativity and passion for pretty reached well beyond her professional career. She used her gift of thoughtfulness and artistry to adorn her loved ones lives and she found a personal connection with everyone she met. (Even those who aren't Pittsburgh Steelers fans!) She found beauty and solace at the beach - any beach. She was particularly fond of Newport's Gooseberry Beach and the shores of Maui. As long as her bare feet were in the sand and the ocean breeze was in her hair, she was happy. She found laughter in every scene of "Home Alone" and found joy in the lyrics of "Santa-Fe" from Newsies. She loved Antonio Brown's touchdown dance and Steph Curry's free throw. She mimicked Beyonce's dance moves and nothing satisfied her hunger more than a grilled burger from Mission NPT. She cherished sun-kissed days in bikinis and a DQ M&M ice cream blizzard was her favorite dessert. More than anything, Ana adored her beautiful and most-awesome life that was accessorized by her family and friends. Her high school sweetheart Mike, her territorial, yet lovable cat, Hazel, her devoted parents Donna and Tom Rombilus, her fun-loving sister Tanya, her loyal brother Tommy and her enormous bunch of Ana's Bananas. Survivors in addition to her loving husband Michael include her parents, Thomas A. Rombilus and mother Donna Petronchak Rombilus of Monroe; her sister, Tanya Rombilus and brother, Tommy Rombilus; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Petronchak of Bridgeport; her paternal grandfather, Alexander Rombilus of Hunlock Creek, PA; her aunts, Gail Wiggins and Debbie Petronchak and cousins, Ray, Deon, and Raven Wiggins of Bridgeport. Her extended family includes her mother-in-law, Christine Griffin of Stratford; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Christine and John Higgins of Stratford, Vincent and Lynette Griffin of Cheshire and five nephews, Brody, Connor, Riley, Tyler and Colby. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Lovey Fallat Petronchak; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Terkowski Rombilus and her father-in-law, Vincent A. Griffin, Jr. Friends are invited to greet Ana's family, in celebration of her life, the sparkle in her eye, the radiance of her smile and her passion for pretty on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Saugatuck Yacht Club, 6 Great Marsh Rd. in Westport. In lieu of flowers Ana's family requests contributions to be made to St. Vincent Medical Center, Brain Tumor Research Fund, 75 Kings Highway Cutoff, 5th Floor, Fairfield, CT 06824 or to the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc., P.O. Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137 or via www.ctbta.org . Services are under the direction of the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com .
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