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Rev.  Robert E. Graham, S.M.

Rev. Robert E. Graham, S.M.
  • October 29, 1921 - January 20, 2018
  • Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Memorial donations may be made to the Marist Mission Office, 13 Isabella Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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“I fondly remember Fr. Grahm from his days at St. Joseph's in Haverhill. He was one of the holiest priests I have ever known. A wise and gentle soul...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kyla Sandberg - Bradford, MA

“He was my English instructor in high school and college. He trained me to read quickly and accurately, synthesize complex ideas and write in depth...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ronald Kolito - Harrison Township, MI

“Uncle Robert was a true angel on earth. I remember the many visits he paid to our family for Christmas. He always reminded me how important it was to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Hugh Graham - Schererville, IN

“Great priest, teacher and spiritual director. Always ready to listen and point out a way. Loved your gentle nudges ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Santo Brillati - Auburn, NY

“Fr. Bob was my Dad's (David J. Graham) first cousin. We always tried to see Fr. Bob over the years after Dad died. They were good friends and always...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Marcia Graham Arnold - Shrewsbury, MA

“In the name of the Sisters of St. Chretienne, please accept our deepest condolences on Fr. Graham's passing. He came to our Sisters' retirement...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sr. Lisette Michaud - Marlboro, MA

“Now you are at peace! We will miss you a lot. We will always remember your wonderful stories. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Clayton and Leslie Graham - IL

“You will be sorely missed! We will keep you in our hearts forever. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mary & Richard Graham - Lecanto, FL

“May sympathies to the Marist Fathers and the Family of Father Graham, may he rest in peace - ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: MARCELLE Goulet - LAWRENCE MA, MA

“I was a student at Marist College beginning in 1962. Father Graham was my English Professor and Director prior to Novitiate. At the time I did...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Nalley - Belleville, MI

Framingham – Rev. Robert E. Graham, S.M., died Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham. He was 96.

Fr. Graham was born October 29, 1921 in Peabody, a son of the late Hugh and Mary E. (Joyce) Graham. Raised and educated in Peabody he graduated from Peabody High School in 1939. He then began studies at Maryvale Seminary graduating in 1943 and Marist College and Seminary in Framingham where he completed his degree in Theological Studies in 1950 and lastly, Boston College in 1951.

He made is First Profession on September 8, 1944 in Staten Island, New York and was ordained to the Priesthood on February 2, 1950 in Boston.

Assignments for Fr. Graham included Saint Anne Parish in Peabody, Maryvale Seminary, Cathedral High School in Detroit, Michigan, Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan, Marist College and Seminary where he served for many years as Chaplain for the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Framingham, Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Saint Anthony Parish in White River Junction, Vermont, Sacred Heart Parish in Lawrence and Saint Joseph Parish in Haverhill.

He leaves nephews, cousins and his confrères in the Marist Community.

Family and friends will honor and remember Fr. Robert's life by gathering for calling hours on Tuesday, January 23rd from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in The Holy Family Chapel of Saint Patrick Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Haverhill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marist Mission Office, 13 Isabella Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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