Merle Rae (Butler) Graham

May 26, 1936 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Merle Graham Obituary

Merle Rae (Butler) Graham of Cohasset (late of Bellows Falls, VT) passed on September 8, 2023. Merle was the widow of Colonel Edward S. Graham, Jr. and devoted mother to Ted, Brenda, and Polli. Her proudest title was that of Grammy to her grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Connor, and Mather. An Army wife, public health advocate, environmentalist, and tireless friend, she will be missed by all.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, between 4-7 p.m. at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cohasset. Interment will follow at Woodside Cemetery in Cohasset.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Straits Pond Watershed Association, https://straitspond.org/merle-graham-donations/. Donations can also be made to Rosie’s Place at P.O. Box 51399, Boston, MA 02205-1399 or online at https://shorturl.at/guwAE.

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September 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
September 14, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025


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