March 12, 1937 - April 10, 2022
Hampton – John Wallace Graves, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022. He was born at home on March 12, 1937 in Wakefield, MA a son of the late Edwin L. and Ruth (Solomon) Graves. Raised in Malden, MA he graduated from Malden High School in 1956. Following graduation he enlisted and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of his military service John met the love of his life, Lucille. He famously proposed on their first date and she succumbed to his charming persistence and said yes in a few short weeks. They were married within a year and have celebrated over 60 years together. John was a devoted husband and father. He worked for UPS for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was an accomplished and enthusiastic handyman who considered water problems to be his biggest nemesis. He loved his pickup truck, his motorcycle and fishing. John was honest, dependable and always put his family first. He was the first person to offer help to a neighbor. He was generous, kind, had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. We will miss his stories, his big blue eyes and his smile. Surviving family members include his wife of 61 years Lucille (Gauthier) Graves; children, Donna Beals and her husband Mark, Michael Graves and his wife Susan and Daniel Graves and his wife Caryn; sister, Susan Graves Hatch; and 8 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Edwin Graves Jr., Ruth Hiltz and Marjorie Spearing. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Burial will follow in the High Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation by clicking here or by mail to 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.
Hampton – John Wallace Graves, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022. He was born at home on March 12, 1937 in Wakefield, MA a son of the late Edwin L. and Ruth (Solomon) Graves. Raised in Malden, MA he graduated from Malden High... View Obituary & Service Information
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