Published 2:14 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023
FRANKLIN – Marjorie Graham, 91, passed away at home under the care of Gentiva Hospice on June 19, 2023. Mrs. Graham was born Marjorie Porteous on March 3, 1932 in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada. She attended business school after graduating from high school.
She married Allan P. Graham on Dec. 3, 1949, in a civil ceremony in Carleton Place, Ontario. She and her husband immigrated to the United States in the 1950’s to make it their permanent home. Mrs. Graham began her banking career at Marine Midland Bank in Potsdam, New York in the 1960’s. After transferring to Massena, New York in 1967, she enjoyed a 35 year employment with Marine Midland until it evolved into HSBC Bank. Mrs. Graham was a member of the Elks Lodge in Massena, New York for 50 years.
Left to cherish her memory is her devoted daughter, Lee Ann Graham of Franklin; two sons, Dennis A. Graham of Albany, New York and Douglas K. Graham of Hampton; one granddaughter; two sisters, Carolann Reid of Almonte, Ontario, Canada and Helen Cryderman of Fairview, Alberta, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Allan P. Graham; two beloved grandchildren; a brother, Allen Porteous and her special companion of 18 years, Richard Aldridge.
Per her request, there will be no services and she will be interred at Foxwood Memorial Park in Ogdensburg, New York with her husband.