Francis R. "Mickey" Graham, beloved husband of Mary D. (Campbell) Graham, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 90.
Born in Lowell on January 4, 1930, he was a son of the late Henry and Laura (Buote) Graham and was a lifelong resident of Dracut.
Following high school Mickey went to work for Harold Dupee Dairy delivering milk. He later started his own dairy, Kenwood Dairy and later Suburban Dairy. On September 4, 1954 he married Mary, the love of his life. He served the town of Dracut for many years as a call firefighter and auxiliary police officer. In the 1960's Mickey left the dairy business and went to work for Esso as a truck driver at their Dracut terminal. He stayed with the company through the transition to Exxon and retired in 1984 from their Everett terminal. He kept in touch with his coworkers and attended monthly lunches with them, continuing until this year.
Mickey continued working after his retirement. He joined his good friend Jim McManmon at St. Francis Parish ensuring the facilities were running smoothly.
Mickey and Mary enjoyed spending time at their home in Gilford, NH, their trips to Ireland, Alaska and Hawaii. His favorite pastime was being around his family and friends. He loved spending time with his grandsons and looked forward to watching Red Sox and Patriots games with them.
Surviving him besides Mary, with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage this past September 4th are his three children, Kathleen, Frank, and Michael Graham, all of Dracut; his two grandchildren, Jesse and Padraic Graham both of Dracut; his sister Laura P. Blaisdell of Dracut; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret Melanson, Patricia Boumil, Anita Campbell, Michael Romanowski, Joanne Campbell all of Dracut, Linda Campbell of Andover; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gerald Graham, Shirley "Sis" Henry, Charles "Buddy" Graham, Gertrude Higgins, Paul Graham, and Elizabeth "Betty" Witts, brother-in-law of the late Joseph, John, Walter, James and Robert Campbell, and Katherine Romanowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mickey's Life Celebration at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street from 4 until 8 PM on Thursday. Face masks and social distancing are required. His Funeral Mass at St. Francis Parish will be celebrated privately. Donations in Mickey's memory may be made to Dracut Food Pantry,1934 Lakeview Ave Dracut, MA 01826 or to the National Kidney Foundation 209 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760.