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John Joseph Draheim

December 16, 1950 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 68)
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John Joseph Draheim, 68, lifelong resident of Norwell, Massachusetts, passed away on March 1st, 2019.

Born on December 16, 1950, he was the son of the late John P. Draheim and Denise Rose (Larochelle) Draheim of Norwell MA. He is survived by his Step Mother Mary (Levesque) Draheim of Mashpee, MA and his wife of almost 50 years Catherine (MacDonald) Draheim of Norwell. Beloved father of John J. Draheim Jr. and his wife Ami of San Antonio TX, daughter Doreen Draheim Grant and her husband Stephen Grant of Rockland MA, and son Kevin Draheim of Norwell MA. Loving grandfather to seven grandchildren: Madison, Alyssa, William, Jaylynn, Kayla, Libby and Owen. Brother to Karlyne Leonard, Denise Cohen, James Draheim, Joseph Draheim, Joyce Draheim, Daniel Levesque, Mary Teresa Levesque, Nancy Radcliffe and Caroline Draheim. John is also survived by loving brother & sister in laws and many nieces and nephews.

A man with a steadfast work ethic, he was a hardworking man and was a Boilermaker with Local 29 Boston, until he retired. If he wasn’t working, he was spending his time working in his yard, planting the garden, riding his tractor, or building his amazing Christmas light display. He got great joy out of doing things for others and bringing a smile to their faces.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 23, 2019, at 11a.m. at the United Church of Christ 460 Main St. Norwell, followed by a reception at UCC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the United Ostomy Associations of America www.ostomy.org. 

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