J. Derrell Graffam

Fryeburg — J. Derrell Graffam, 75, of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at his home. He was born in Bridgton, to James R. and Flora G. Graffam on July 27, 1936. He attended Bridgton Schools and graduated in 1954. He married Betty Osgood in 1958 who passed away in 2010.

In his younger years he worked for the Town of Bridgton, in which his father was Road Commissioner. He also worked for Bridgton Plumbing until he started his own business in the early 70s. He and Betty moved to Windham in 1980. In 1995 they moved to Albany, Georgia where they managed an apartment building. They had moved back to Fryeburg in 2006.

He enjoyed hunting and target practicing with his son and grandsons, camp dinners with his daughter Derriann and friends (he did love to eat all that good food). He also hunted with his daughter Lynne. He recently spent a month in Georgia with his son Steven and his family, which he enjoyed very much.

He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Flora Graffam, and a sister Lillian. He is survived by two brothers, Peter and Larry Graffam, two sisters, Joan Tracy of Louisiana and Nancy Blake of Bridgton, three children, Lynne Smith of Fryeburg, Derriann Maynard of Bridgton, and Steven Graffam of Leesburg, Georgia, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolence may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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