Cordie “Dee” D. Graham, age 63, of North Branford, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven. He was the beloved husband of Suzanna Scillia Graham. Cordie was born in Sacramento, CA on September 16, 1956 to Carolyn (Puckett) and the late James L. Graham.
Cordie graduated from North Branford High School and worked in the automotive industry his entire life. He was a passionate car enthusiast, enjoying drag racing and vintage cars. He had a huge heart, always going out of his way to help people asking nothing in return.
Besides his wife of 42 years, he leaves behind his two children, James (Megan) Graham Sr. and Kristin Graham; his grandsons, Joseph Ruggiero Jr., James Jr. and Ryan Graham; Brother Michael (Carolyn) Graham of North Carolina, as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and close friends.
Family and friends may visit Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Road, North Branford on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a service starting at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford CT 06492