Obituary: Albert C. Graham, 89, of Stratford

Albert C. Graham, age 89, of Stratford, passed away February 5, 2015 in Bridgeport Hospital.

Mr. Graham was born in Bridgeport to the late Charles and Anna Graham.

He attended St. Charles School (where he met his future wife in sixth grade) Warren Harding High School, and the University of Bridgeport. He left high school on December 10, 1942 to join the U.S. Navy and fought in the European and Pacific theatres in World War II.

He left the service at the end of the war, married and settled in Stratford. He was the founder of the Albert C. Graham Company, a pet industry manufacturers’ representative and was a member of industry associations APPA, MANA, PCT, PIDA and PIJAC.

Family and faith were of utmost important to him as he was an avid church member. He was also a member of the Stratford Tennis Association.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Rosemary Farrell Graham of Stratford; five children Kenneth Graham Esq. of Stratford, Dr. Mark (Diane) Graham of Philadelphia PA, David Graham of Huntington, Maureen (Robert) Routhier and Janet (Don) Warren all of Stratford; seven grandchildren Bryan Graham, Christian Graham, Kevin Routhier, Michael Routhier, Daniel Routhier, Amy Warren (Rich) Casey and Patrick Warren; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Quinn Routhier and several nieces and nephews.

Also survived by his brother-in-law, John Farrell, and his sister-in-law, Eleanore Farrell.

He was predeceased by his son James Graham and his brother Richard Graham.

Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Directly at St. Mark Church 500 Wigwam Lane Stratford. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Pains Rd. Trumbull.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Humane Society 70 Russell Rd. Newington, CT 06111 or the Covenant House Times Square Station P.O. Box 731 New York, New York 10108-0900.

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