OXFORD – Mary E. (Collins) Graham, 82, of Holman Street, died Thursday, December 23, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Joseph W. Graham who died in 2002. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl A. Graham of Oxford, and Nancy L. Bachand and her husband Brian of Charlton; her sister, Rita Marie Collins-Faulkner and her husband John “Jack” Faulkner of California; two grandsons, Daniel J. Bachand and Jacob G. Bachand, both of Charlton; several nephews and nieces; and her beloved cat, Carl. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Thomas and Rita (Langlois) Collins, and lived in Oxford for over 55 years. She graduated from St. Peter’s Central Catholic High School in Worcester.
Mrs. Graham was a school bus driver for Oxford Public Schools for over 30 years, retiring in 2002. Previously, she was an operator for the telephone company. She enjoyed gardening, reading, going to wine tastings, and hunting in her younger years. Her grandchildren meant everything to her.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.