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George R. Graham, Jr.

October 18th, 2017

George Richard Graham, Jr., of Englewood, FL died suddenly September 25, 2017 at age 91.

Born on June 15, 1926 in Medford MA to George Richard Graham Sr. and Madge Laurene (Simms) Graham; George was a graduate of Howe High School, Billerica MA class of ’44. After high school, George started “Graham’s Taxi” in Billerica MA, later turning ownership over to his parents. George worked for 8 yrs for Pyrofax Gas of Billerica MA in sales, delivery, installations, and repairs of propane gas and equipment.

Active in homeland defense, he was an aircraft identity spotter and area civil defense warden during WWII. He joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard and worked at Fort Devens in Ayer, MA for 27+ years ending his career as an Electronics Division Supervisor.

His love of electronics and communications was a passion throughout his life and included an active membership in the Englewood Amateur Radio Society (E.A.R.S.). W1PZE

George was past vice president of Overbrook Gardens Association of Englewood, FL and past president of Orton Shores South Beach Association of Moultonboro, NH, on Lake Winnepesaukee, where he spent many summers. George was an avid boater owning several boats and sailboats at the lake.

George is predeceased by his wives Joanne (Leary) (Killam) Graham and Mary (Burke) Graham. He is survived by his son George (Ric) Graham III & wife VitaMarie of Wilmington MA; daughter Kathleen Boyd & husband Ed of Lakeville MN; son John Graham & partner Jacqueline Drake of Kingston MA; and son Marc Killam of Englewood FL. George is also survived by a brother James Graham & his wife Betsy of Moultonboro, NH; his beloved sister Joan O’Rourke of Englewood, FL and sister-in-law Joyce O’Donnell & husband James of Woburn, MA. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Andrew Rundell, Michael Graham, Patrick Graham, Eric Killam and Kelly Killam; 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lastly, George had countless cherished neighbors and friends in each place he lived. He will be sadly missed by all.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. immediately followed by A Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to your Local DAV or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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  1. Patty, Charlie & Tyler Russell says:

    We are never ready to say goodbye. I am so grateful for all the Graham memories that my family and I were included in. Grateful to his big smile whenever I would see him. The biggest smile when we were all at the lake together. I am so very blessed to say of his 91 years my family and I were grateful to be a part of the last 50! Love you George thanks for all the memories.

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