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Donald L. Graf

DONALD L. GRAF AT 85yrs.
LIFE-LONG REVERE RESIDENT-ARMY VET. OF KOREA
PROPRIETOR & OPERATOR OF”PAONE’s SPA” for
over 30 yrs.

Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a MEMORIAL FUNERAL MASS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, at 12 NOON at St. Anthony of Padua Church, REVERE for DONALD L. GRAF, who died following a brief illness on THURSDAY, OCT. 29th at the Graf, DonaldLEONARD FLORENCE CENTER for LIVING IN CHELSEA.

Born & raised in Revere, Donnie was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Grammar School & an alumnus of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1948. He entered the US ARMY IN Sept. of 1951 & served until Aug. of 1953 during the Korean Conflict. His beloved wife Virginia B. (Flaherty) Graf, died in February of 2006. Together they opened the old “PAONE’s SPA” on Broadway, REVERE & the old business, returned to be one of Revere’s busiest spots. There you could buy any & all tobacco products, newspapers, magazines, ice cream, coffee, all kinds of goodies & usually enjoy a time of catching up with old friends & the “news” of the day. They maintained their business until the early nineties.

He is the devoted father of GREGORY L. GRAF & his wife, CAROLE J. of Middleton & the cherished grandfather of Zachary Casey Graf & Hannah Grace Graf, both of Middleton. He is the devoted brother of Paul J. Graf of Revere, & the late, Robert W. Graf, Jr. (Revere Fire Dept.), & Edward E. Graf. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Lillian “Lil” Graf of Revere & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. He was also the son of the late, Robert W. Graf, Sr.& Grace E. (Myette) Graf. At a later time the remains of both Donald & his wife Virginia will be interred at the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne.

 

Services

Memorial Mass

Saturday, November 7th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, MEMPHIS, TN 38101-9908.

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  1. Paul Graf
    Nov 7 2015

    Uncle Don,

    We will miss your humor and wit And stories about Nana, Grampy, and Bunkie.

    The Graf’s of Quinch

  2. Patricia Flaherty Tabolsky
    Nov 4 2015

    Uncle Don, “The Don” you will be missed. Lots of wonderful memories. Rest in peace.

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