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Eileen C. (McLean) Graham
  • In lieu of flowers, the Graham family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Alzheimer's Association
    309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02452
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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“Kathy, Joey, Billy and all your family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Eileen. She was a kind sweet strong woman. Always positive and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts go out to Kathy, Billy, Joey, Ralph, all the grandkids and great-grandkids. We will always remember Aunt Eileen's kindness and grace in...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis McLean and Family - FL

“Dear Kathy, Ralph and family,Gen and I were saddened to hear of your mother's passing. No matter the persons age or how expected the passing may be...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Francis McNamara - Rockport, MA

“Dear Eileens Children My Mom and your Mom were friends since the first grade always were close right till your mom died all the wonderful stories...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Annmarie Rowell - Randolph, MA

“We have been friends since kindergarten at st. Gregory's school in Dorchester. All these years we still remain good friends. I will miss our weekly...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Esther (Lynch) Rowell - Randolph, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

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.