Kevin Andrew Graham

August 8, 1966January 17, 2014

Kevin A. Graham, 47, of Vernon, beloved husband, ex-husband, friend and lover of Donna Graham, passed away on January 1, 2014 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 8th, 1966 in Hartford, to Martin and Jean (Hodgins) Graham. Kevin enjoyed the ride. Never once did he pass up the opportunity to do something new. He always put others before himself and protected his family and friends no matter what. We learned many lessons from “Kev”; only open one cereal box at a time, always use a coaster under your drink, the less clothes you can wear around the house the better, see the world, meet new people, and how to be a father, friend, a lover, a husband, a man. The love of his life was Donna, and through the 30 years he spent with her, they endured craziness, hard times, good times, laugh-till-you-cry moments, but most of all they experienced what it’s like to feel true love. Kevin is survived by one son; Adam, and a “bonus daughter”; Melissa to whom he passed on valuable life lessons and showed them how to truly have a good time. His favorite vacation spot was the “Love Shack” which he spent many summers fixing it up and drinking beers with some of his favorite people; Wendy & Dave. Kevin’s hobbies were hockey, golf, bar hopping with one of his best buds; Mark, and of course (as a result of mid-life crises) riding his Harley, driving his Corvette and the occasional skydive. A little bit of Kevin will live on in each and every person he knew and he will never be forgotten. Kevin will be dearly missed by his brothers Barry and Donnie, his sister Wendy, his mother Jean, nieces and nephews Nick, Alex, Matt, Miranda, Mike, Annie, Julie, David and Amber, his friends Keryn, Shawn, Steve, Marty, Mark, Adam, Rich and countless more. You will be missed more than you can imagine Kevin, but we will never forget all that you have taught us. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT, 06108. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be at the funeral home at 11:00 AM, two hours before services begin. Please visit for more information or to leave online condolences.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2014

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February 8, 2014

So long Kevin,
We still haven't come up with words to say how devastated we are and how much we'll miss seeing you in Maine. We're so grateful to You, Dave, and Wendy for choosing to vacation in Pembroke. It was a pleasure to watch your children grow, you all mature, as your home progressed with every trip to Maine. You certainly had many close friends and we hope that You counted us amongst them as we counted You amongst ours. There's no easy way to say goodbye for the final time so We won't. We'll just say "see You next summer".


February 5, 2014

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. During times of grief, allow God to comfort you and your family for he truly understands what you are going through. (Psalms 72:12-14)

Jim and Shelly

February 2, 2014

Kevin will always remain in my heart. To all of his family I am sorry he had to leave so young. I am so sad for everyone.

Joe Balskus

January 26, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Graham Family and closest friends of Kevin. Peace.


January 25, 2014


Buttercup, we've often joked about, "what would PSIS do without you?" It's no joke. You were not only the backbone of PSIS, you were its guiding light, and my pillar of strength. You were not only a coworker, you were a friend. Life will never be the same without you. The loss I feel is indescribable. You were a selfless person and your kindness knew no boundaries. Rest in peace ol' blue eyes. You've finally rendered me speechless.

January 25, 2014


Paul Shaker

January 25, 2014

It is with great sadness to see a person like Kevin leave us all at such a young time in his life. Kevin was the person that always saw the best in all that was in front of him. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends, who were all the people he met each day. He recently expressed his pride in his son to me with a smile on his face which I will not forget.

Warren Garrett

January 25, 2014

Dear Kevin, unfortunately tragedy has a tendency to show us how people react under pressure. You obviously(as we all knew), did a fantastic job as a father, because Adam stepped forward and not only dealt with difficult decisions and situations, but did so with dignity and courage. Adam was forced to make choices that even the most jaded adult would have found difficult. He, as he always did, would have made you proud. Adam and his new bride Stephanie acted as maturely as any older adult I've ever met. I would like to say the Marine Core made a man of him, but we all know that it was you. P.S. thank you for always treating Michael like part of your family.
P.P.S. Once again Adam left the crease to deal with a problem.

Donatella Forbes

January 24, 2014

Words cannot describe how great Kevin was! If angels exist on earth, he was definitely one of them! He was my supervisor, my big brother, and my dear friend. Kevin had a big role in being part of the great big happy IT family here at the State Department of Education. He was one that greatly contributed to making it one of the greatest place to work at. The comradely, the laughs, the warmth that he had in him was just remarkable! I saw that in him the minute I met him and after having a great interview with his great work family I remember begging them to hire me. He was a true idol to me! The way he lived life was truly exemplary. I learned so much from him not only technically but also life wise. He had such a good way in approaching everything. I will never forget this great person who was my Teacher, my Friend, my Idol.

Cathy Lee

January 24, 2014


My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I know what it is like to loose a brother so young. He seems like he will missed like my brother is each and everyday. I remember his smile and his jokes. So sorry for you loss. Cathy Lee/ CES