Donald A. Graham
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Donald A. Graham, 85, of Somers, died July 12, 2011, at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

Donald was born in Springfield, Mass., son of the late Robert Graham and Cora Davidson. He was a longtime resident of Somers and was employed by Longmeadow Country Club for 35 years. Don was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on a LCI 948 boat as part of an underwater demolition team. He had been a member of the DAV Chapter 52 for over 10 years. Don also was a member of the Scantic Valley Engine Club for the past 20 years and lifetime member of the Enfield Grange.

Donald is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 64 years; and his children, Donna Sheiber, and her husband, Les, of Windsor, and Kathie Gonzales, and her husband, Frank, of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandchildren, Rick Sheiber, and his girlfriend, Amy Groszyk, and Lindsey Atkins, and her husband, William F. III; his great-grandsons, William F. IV, and Graham T., due in September; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon R. Graham, and a foster brother, Philip Watson. A special thanks to their caregiver, Gwyn Hight Rosshirt.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 15, 2011, at 4 p.m. at The Somersville Congregational Church, 22 Maple St., Somersville, followed by military honors. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Somersville Congregational Church, 22 Maple St., Somersville, CT 06072, or to the DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jul. 14 to Jul. 18, 2011.
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July 19, 2011
To the Graham Family, I am sorry for your loss. My name is Kevin Graham, son of Walter C. Graham. When Donald passed, only then did I realze we were family. As i scrolled my fathers wake registry from 1987, there it was, Mr and Mrs. Donald Graham. I then asked my mother Marie, who informed me that Donald, Walter, and Dick were cousins and Robert and my grandfather Arthur, were brothers. I wish you all the best and would love to be contacted as i have never known of this side of the family and was always worried of being the last male Graham in this line.
Kevin Graham
July 16, 2011
i will always remember don for teaching me the the true meaning of a good work ethic and persistance...working along side of and knowing donald for over 40 years he will be sadly missed...they broke the mold
rich derby
July 15, 2011
A great brother in Christ
Daniel Dunn
July 15, 2011
We have lost a great brother in Christ
Art Lachance
July 14, 2011
We will always remember Don as a gentleman with a smile and a gift of gab.
Beryle & Frank Carey - Monson, Massachusetts
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