John Joseph Graham

  • Born: May 4, 1938
  • Died: September 5, 2010
  • Location: Milford, Connecticut

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Tribute & Message From The Family

GRAHAM John J. Graham, age 72, of Milford, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at St. Vincent's Medical Center after complications from surgery. John was a retired Bridgeport attorney. He was the son of the late John and Lena (Aldorisio) Graham. He leaves behind his loving girlfriend and soulmate of 24 years, Jill, along with family and friends who adored him. John was a wonderful human being, loved by all. He had a gift for making people feel comfortable with him. He was kind, and generous with a heart of pure gold. John established the John Joseph Graham Scholarship at the law school at the University of Tennessee where he received his law degree and became a passionate Vols fan. Friends may greet the family for calling hours Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 3-6 PM in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. meeting DIRECTLY at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield. To sign an online guest book please visit www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so saddened to hear of John's passing when I attended last night's club meeting at Boothe pavillion hall.

John was a very knowlegeable and caring person - easy to speak to - and always willing to help me with valued advice. He was a true gentleman.

Over the years when I served in the capacity of Treasurer of this club, John helped give me direction and focus. Even after I stepped down from this position, John was always there to help out with his "pearls of wisdom" and I always enjoyed his presence at the meetings and club functions.

He will be truly missed.

I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

A beacon in the night is now unlit, but John will shine in my heart forever. He was a truly remarkable person.

Sincerely,

Kathie A. Powell

Posted by Kathie A. Powell - Stratford, CT   September 22, 2010

John, I just heard of your passing, I am going to miss our friendship, our talks on the phone and the time we spent together. You are a good man. Fondly, Howard Hemming

Posted by Howard Hemming - CT   September 12, 2010

John, You are a wonderful person! You were my grandfather's best friend. It was a pleasure to know you! Jennifer Battista

Posted by Jennifer Battista - Milford, CT   September 12, 2010

Good Night, Sweet Prince!
We have lost a good friend, and much more.
Being people of faith, we look forward to sharing Eternity with John.

Posted by Veronica & Bernard Gecker - Jersey City, NJ   September 09, 2010

Dear Jill, I'm so sorry to read about your loss. John was a great boss to me and a lasting friend for years afterwards. I hadn't spoken to him in about a year, but our last conversation went on for hours (like usual). I was just thinking about him over the weekend, and wanted to give him a call. Now I know why--I will truly miss him! He was a friend to my family as well--especially my daughter, Rebecca. It seemed she held a special place in his heart. He would always ask about her, and the Christmas cards would be directed to Mike, Terri & especially Rebecca! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Terri & Mike Mentes - Naples, FL   September 08, 2010

I am sorry for the family's loss of John. John and I had last talked- at our Crosby High School reunion- about our grammar school baseball games. May he rest in peace. Rich Barone, Crosby High School, Class of '56, Reunion Committee

Posted by Rich Barone - Cheshire, CT   September 08, 2010

Candle

I am sorry to find out about John. I can remember when we were kids in Walnut Beach together with the rest of the Alderisio family.
A good family to be friends with back then.
John was always upfront and pleasant to tqlk to, although I haven't seen or talked to him more recently, I will never forget him.
God bless John and family.

David J. Jaser
Jaser family, of Milford

Posted by David Jaser - Milford, CT   September 08, 2010

You don't know me, but I'd like to offer my condolences to Jill. John read in the paper my husband, Al Cimmino's, 7 year memoriam. More than 50 years ago they were in the National Guard together. We talked for a long time about my husband, his life, my life, and other things. I called him back another time and we talked. He was very easy to talk to even though we never knew each other. So sorry for your loss, you had a very special relationship.

Sandy Cimmino

SandyCmno@aol.com

Posted by A friend   September 08, 2010

It’s not an easy thing to get around or get over. We lost a gentle giant this week. Thank you for your friendship and all of the great times Johnny!

Posted by Scott A. Adamsons - New Milford, CT   September 08, 2010

Our deepest sympathy. Lord Jesus in your angelic mercy receive into your loving hands the soul of John Graham.

Posted by Anna & Vince Aldorisio - Torrington, CT   September 08, 2010

Our condolences to Jill and to John's family. John left a lasting impression on us. He was a really good lawyer and an exceptional person. We will miss his friendship.

Posted by Bob & Colleen Grant - Westport, CT   September 08, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home - Fairfield, CT   September 08, 2010

Through the years John has been a dear friend to our family. We have had so much fun together, especially with our Christmas card exchange and Bonnie and the kids. We will miss him dearly. They don't come any better. Love and with most sincere sympathy Jill and family. Dan and Barbara Skopp

Posted by A friend   September 07, 2010

John was a dear and treasured friend to the entire Heid Family. He always made himself available to lend an ear or give advice. John had such a kind way about him...and a terrific sense of humor. We will all miss him very much. Jill, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. John will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Gail Heid-Pecora - Easton, CT   September 07, 2010

Johnny has left a huge imprint in our hearts,and we will cherish and honor his memory always. Love, Velga and Nana

Posted by Velga Adamsons - W.Hartford, CT   September 07, 2010