William R. Graham, 71, of Chicopee passed away after a long illness on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Born September 14, 1943 in Westfield, MA, he was the son of the late James P. Graham II and Edith (Nicoll) Graham.
Bill was educated in Westfield and Southwick schools. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, with service in Thailand and Germany as an engineering technician. He worked as a Lab Technician at the former American Bosch for many years. Bills interests included music, mechanics and photography.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife and soul mate of nearly 45 years Janice (Gunn) Graham of Chicopee, MA; his daughter Kerrie Graham and her husband Michael Pinkosky and their beloved son Ian Pinkosky of Avon, CT; two brothers George S. Graham, and his wife Joyce; Daniel R. Graham, and his wife Terry; a sister-in-law, Judy Graham, all of Westfield. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by two brothers, James P. Graham III and John P. Graham; a brother-in-law, Joseph R. Beaudoin; and his sisters-in-law, Phyllis Beaudoin and Evelyn Gunn.
Bills family would also like to thank the dedicated staff of the Holyoke Soldiers Home for the wonderful care provided to him
Funeral Services celebrating Bills life will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Chestnut St, Springfield, MA. Burial will be in St. Patricks Cemetery, Fuller Road, Chicopee, MA