JOHN V GRAVES

October 11, 1921
- October 21, 2008

BANGOR,MAINE - Bangor - John "Jack" Vernon Graves, 87, husband of Joyce (Cooley) Graves, died October 21, 2008, at a Bangor hospital after a short illness. He was born October 11, 1921, the son of Gordon Perley and Mary Ann (Applebee) Graves. Hardworking would be one of Jackís best traits. From an early age he worked in the woods hauling birch logs for Brownville Mills, either with a good team of horses or a truck. After moving to the Bangor area, his hardworking theme continued until just this past summer. Jack was one of the founding route drivers for the Bangor Daily News, doing his "East Side" run early each morning for nearly 30 years. Jack worked over the years for NH Bragg, and the City of Bangor in the Public Works Department. He retired from General Electric in 1986. Throughout these years Jack also operated a landscaping business. After retirement he worked for nearly 20 years for Eremita & Valley, Bangor, at various sites. Jack always enjoyed time spent at his camp on Schoodic Lake in Brownville.
John is survived by his wife, Joyce of Bangor; a daughter, Theresa A. Winchester and her husband, Larry; a daughter-in-law, Debra Graves; a stepson, Kevin Lowe and his wife Cindy; six grandchildren, Brian Lee and his wife Andrea, Mike Graves, Heather Stanfield, Kristine DeGroot and her husband Sam, Erin Lowe, and Jesseca Alexander and her husband Gary; and three great-grandchildren, Kelton Downen, Taber Stanfield, and Reece DeGroot. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his son, Alan M. Graves Sr.; three sisters, Nella Holmberg, Phoebe Phinney, and Mary Heath; four brothers, Gordon Clouse Graves, Walter Graves and infant brothers, twins, Don and Roy.
Friends were invited to call from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon, Thursday, October 23, 2008, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. Burial is in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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*** THIS WAS A REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE OBSERVER ON OCT 29TH, ON BEHALF OF HIS WIFE "JOYCE " WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR UPDATING THIS ON YOUR SITE ***





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