Richard Peter Graham, 58, of Simsbury, beloved husband of Karen (Snediker) Graham, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home with family. He was born January 8, 1960 in Hartford, the beloved son of Peter and Lois (Borawski) Graham of Leesburg, FL, and had lived in Longmeadow, MA prior to moving to Simsbury 20 years ago. Richard was a graduate of Stonehill College in Easton, MA, Class of 1982, having received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemisty. Mr. Graham was a Senior Customer Application Engineer for General Electric (formerly Alstom) for 17 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury. Rick enjoyed spending time at the lakes in New Hampshire, fishing on the docks with his daughter, boating and kayaking. He also enjoyed running, skiing and sailing the 12 meters with his Alstom colleagues. Rick loved to take country drives throughout New England towns with his wife, and together they would spend time landscaping their yard. Rick loved old cars and driving the back roads of Simsbury with the top down in his Miata.
In addition to his loving wife of 20 years and his parents, Rick is survived by his daughter, Ashley Graham of Baltimore, MD; his sister, Kim Graham of The Villages, FL and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 3rd at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial will follow in Simsbury Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Please visit Richard's “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.