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Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

Born, raised, and educated in Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Gladys A. (Wells) Graham. She attended Worcester Girls Trade School.

As a young woman, Mrs. Graham owned and operated a hair salon with her twin sister, Margaret, and was later employed for Rexnord in Worcester, Telecron in Worcester, and Taynor Technologies.

A member of the Newton Junction Baptist Church in Newton, N.H., she was a member of the Ladies Bible Study Group. Mrs. Graham enjoyed being a housewife and homemaker, gardening, canning, making jam, and grape juice with the fruit from their orchard on the family property in Grafton, and knitting, and quilting. She also enjoyed making Nantucket baskets.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James Graham; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Deborah Graham of Grafton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Diane L. and Ken Reed of Lynchburg, Va., Cindy L. and Russell Army of Kingston, Sally G. and Steve Woodward of Wakefield, Mass., and Gladys Amanda and Rob Towne of Kingston, with whom Mrs. Graham lived; three sisters, Gladys Clark of Spencer, Mass., her twin sister, Margaret Peterson of Worcester, and Annie Demer of Chicago; a brother, William Graham of Florida; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Jane Wood.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, July 15, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the Newton Junction Baptist Church, 18 West Main Street, Newton, N.H. Her funeral service will follow calling hours, at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, Mass. Donations in Mrs. Graham’s memory may be made to Newton Junction Baptist Church, 18 West Main Street, Newton Junction, NH 03858. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Plaistow, N.H. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  July 24, 2014
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