Denise Arlene Griffin 65, of Edgewater, Florida passed away Friday, July 24,2020 Oceanview Nursing Home, New Smyrna. Denise was born in Corning, NY daughter of the late John R. and Betty L. (White)Markell. She resided in upstate New York until 1985 when she settled in Edgewater. Denise was a certified nurses aid and worked at many hospitals, nursing homes and health care facilities in Volusia County. She was a great family person enjoying pool parties, cruises to the Bahamas, visiting Sea World and wineries in New York. She took a special trip to Paris where she toured the countryside of France and Switzerland. She was a fiesty red head who liked to shop and enjoy an occasional tequila rose. An animal lover Denise raised Pomeranians and had pet birds. She was a member of the American Legion Aux Post 17. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 44 years, Albert ( Butch); daughters, Tammy Griffin (Terry McDaniel), and Heather Shultz (Jeremy Shultz); grandchildren Jordan, Hailey and McKenna; sister, Debbie Baker(Charles Baker); brother, Robert Markell (Elizabeth) ; special Aunt Pauline and a host of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life in her honor will be announced at a later date.