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SHIRLEY — Edward L. Graham, 65, died April 29, 2006, at his home. He was born in West Virginia on January 28, 1941, son of the late Walter Raymond and Anna Margaret Szudarek.

Mr. Graham was a truck driver for 24 years, most recently driving for Prescott Trucking. Prior to his truck-driving days he had been employed as an auto-body foreman.

He leaves his children Tamera J. Schofield of Leominster, Robert E. Lee Graham of Winchendon, David A. Graham of Florida and Vonda M. Draleau of Louisiana; his brother Robert F. Graham, sisters Carol Gaglione of Ohio and Beverly Miller of Illinois; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife and friend Doris G. Graham and his close friend Kimberly Dube.

A family graveside service will be held at the family’s convenience. There are no calling hours. The Badger Funeral Home, 44 East Main St., Ayer, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to remember Ed in the form of a memorial tribute in lieu of flowers are asked to consider the Emergency Pain Medication Fund, HealthAlliance Hospital, c/o Development Office, 60 Hospital Rd., Leominster, MA 01453.