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88 year old Fall River veteran killed in fire to be laid to rest



A Fall River veteran who tragically lost his life in a fire earlier this month will be laid to rest next week.

William V. Graham, Jr., 88, of Palmer St. Fall River, passed away on April 6 due to a fire at his home.

An Army Veteran of the Korean War, he earned the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Merit Unit Emblem, Korean Service Medal and many other awards and ribbons.

He worked for many years at Elbe File & Binder and later at the Redemption Center on East Main Street with the owner who was Bill’s dear friend, Wilson Tiburtino. Bill spent 20 years living at the former Watuppa Heights.

He is survived by his beloved “adopted” daughter, Robin Brouillard and “adopted” granddaughters, Kristen Brouillard and Shannon Murphy.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 24th, at 10:15 AM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. Burial at MA National Cemetery, Bourne. Please consider a donation in Bill’s memory to Firefighters Wives Association, P.O. Box 423, Somerset, MA 02726.

It is believed that the fatal fire that killed Graham was possibly caused by improper renovations, but the investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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