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James Graham III 87, of Tampa Florida passed away peacefully June 16, 2017. Jim was born June 5, 1930 in Natick MA, son of the late James Jr. and Eleanor (Dillon) Graham. Jim was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He’s preceded in death by his wife Angeline (Preservati) Graham, sisters Eleanor Davitt and Louise Cowern. Jim is survived by his beloved companion Jean Hurlburt of 12 years (Tampa). He leaves his loving children Paula (Ron) Jasper of Tampa, James (Rochelle) Graham of Blairsville GA, Scott (MaryJo) Graham of Sutton MA , Bruce (Stephanie) Graham of Grafton MA, Jean (Charles) Brown of Canton MA. Grandchildren: Lori, Douglas (Pamela) Jasper. Ashley, Nicholas, Devin, Brett, Victoria, Shannon, Christopher Graham, and Sophia Brown. Great grandchildren: Irie and Douglas Jasper. Jim retired as an engineer from Algonquin Gas Transmission Company in Westwood Massachusetts before moving to Tampa in 1989. Jim served in the Massachusetts National Guard Yankee Division, and was active in the community coaching the Yankees in Natick’s little league baseball. He was an avid fan of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Jim was of catholic faith, and participant of the Framingham Heart Study. Donations can be made in his memory to: Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Suite 2. Framingham MA.



01702. At the family’s request a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.