Eileen C. (McLean) Graham

  • Born: February 9, 1930
  • Died: February 3, 2020
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

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Eileen C. (McLean) Graham passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on February 3, 2020 at the age of 89. Eileen was born in Dorchester on February 9, 1930 to the late Joseph F. & Alice (McDonald) McLean. She was raised in Dorchester, graduated from St. Gregory School in Dorchester and from University of Massachusetts Boston (formerly Boston State Teacher's College) with a bachelor's degree. Eileen taught kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools for over 20 years. She lived most of her life in Boston, Melrose for several years before moving to Reading. Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Graham. Loving mother of Kathleen Jacobson and her husband Ralph of Melrose, Joseph Graham of Burlington and William Graham and his wife Julie of Medford. Cherished grandmother of Cheryl Yiatras, Paul Jacobson and Michele Neville. Great grandmother of Nicklas, Connor, Christian, Jake and Zachary. She is also survived by her loyal Australian Cattle dog "Tessa". A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Monday at 2:15 PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Eileen's name to the Alzheimer's Assoc. 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452 or St. Jude's Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.