OBITUARY

Leroy A. Graham

November 9, 1938January 23, 2019
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Leroy Graham Obituary

FALMOUTH, MAINE – Leroy A. Graham, 80, of Falmouth, Maine (formerly of Windham, ME and Springfield, VT) died peacefully on January 23, 2019. He was the husband of Judith Cheever Graham. Leroy Arthur Graham was born November 9, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Harold and Evelyn (Lockwood) Graham. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School in 1957. It was in the Springfield schools that Leroy met the love of his life, his wife Judy Graham and from that early beginning they forged a wonderful life together. They married on June 28, 1958 and lived variously in Springfield, Chester Depot, and Chapin, South Carolina, finally settling in Maine, first in Windham near the shores of Sebago Lake, and more recently in Falmouth.

A man of many talents, Leroy applied himself throughout his life at different times as a farmer, a milk man, an insurance agent, boat salesman at Osbourne's Marine in Sunapee NH, and for 54 years as a cutter designer and tool salesman for Lovejoy Tool Company, headquartered in Springfield, VT. At the height of his career, Leroy capably covered a territory ranging from the Carolinas to northern Maine. He loved his work and the many relationships and friendships he made during his travels.

His enjoyment of his work and travels was exceeded by his devotion to and love for his wife Judy and their four children. Leroy took great pride in the accomplishments of his children, and was ready to share a story about his children, or his cats, to any willing listener during his daily trips for coffee and a donut to his local Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts. He was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman, finding enjoyment in boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and golf. His love of the Boston area sports teams was evident with his ever-present Boston Bruins hat, and his season tickets to the Portland Pirates. It was hard to miss Leroy's booming voice at the Pirates games.

Leroy Graham is survived by Judy, his loving wife of 60 years and companion of 67 years, and his four children: David (Lonnie) Graham of Western Springs, Illinois; Diane Griffin (David) of Fairfield, Connecticut; Susan LaBelle (Kirk) of Leawood, Kansas; and Nathan (Heidi) Graham of North Yarmouth, Maine, as well as by his 7 grandchildren (Jennifer Kern (husband Jack), Tracey Llewellyn (husband John), Nicholas Zabek (wife Caitlin), Emily LaBelle, Joseph LaBelle, Kaitlyn Graham, and Andrew Graham; 2 step-grandchildren (Hailey Griffin and Julia Griffin); and 4 great grandchildren (Colten Kern, Weston Llewellyn, Lucas Zabek, and Zoe Zabek), as well as his brother Daniel Graham of Brooksville, Florida, his brothers-in-law Warren Cheever of Yarmouth, Maine and Robert Cheever of Conway, South Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Leroy’s life will be held at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. A private spring 2019 burial is planned. There are no calling hours.

To honor Leroy’s memory, donations may be made to one of the following: • The OceanView Resident Assistance Fund, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, Maine 04105. • Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 www.Alzfdn.org

The family wishes to thank the kind, caring and wonderful staff at Legacy Memory Care of OceanView in Falmouth, for their compassionate care of Leroy throughout his time with them. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to sign Leroy’s online guest book.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Ocean View Resident Assistance Fund
  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2019
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GREG MATULONIS

February 3, 2019

Lots of good memories of working and playing golf with Leroy. Even though I haven't seen him since I retired I often thought of him. We had a lot of fun and laughs over the years.
Love you Leroy,
Greg

Robin (Joyce) Lewis

January 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the entire Graham family. I have some great memories of spending time at Lake Sunapee at the camp. May all your wonderful memories you have shared, help you get through this difficult time. The pictures are wonderful, thank you for sharing. RIP Leroy!



Steve Colantonio

January 27, 2019

Condolences to Judy and the entire extended Graham family. Leroy andJudy were always so kind to me. May he rest in peace.

John and Laura Llewellyn

January 27, 2019

Thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy. What a beautiful tribute to a life well lived and a man well loved.

Becky Almstrom

January 26, 2019

We are both so saddened to hear of Leroy's passing. Knowing him for over 30 years, he became a good friend to us. With both Bob and Leroy working for Springfield companies, they had so much in common. One of the memories of many, is the time Leroy showed up with a CMM from some company in Maine. All 3 of us tried to sell it, but it was Bob, the service engneer who ended up selling it, even though we surely thought our famous salesman, Leroy would sell it. How Bob teased Leroy! You will be missed our friend!

SISTER JUDITH MUSCO

January 26, 2019

To Judy, Diane and Family,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers accompany you through these days. The movie you shared is awesome and is evidence of "May love be what you remember most!"

Lisa and David Koczak

January 26, 2019

To Diane and Family,
Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. What wonderful photos of your dad all your family memories. It so nicely reflects all of the love you all shared! We are thinking of you all.

Bernadette Rose

January 25, 2019

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos of Leroy and your family! What a beautiful legacy of wonderful people he created with Judy. Condolences to you all. Love keeps us moving forward.

Karen Grey

January 25, 2019

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May your dad rest in peace.

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