Regina Graham

Obituary of Regina Graham

Regina Burke Graham, born April 26, 1921 in Meshoppen, PA passed away on January 28, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo E. Graham; parents, Edward and Winifred Thayne Burke; brothers Ambrose (Virginia) Burke and Edward (Joan) Burke; and sisters, Catherine (Ed) Dougherty and Winetta (Paul) McGavin. Regina is survived by her daughter, Patty Graham Beirne, of Danbury, CT; her daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Dave Hellenga; her grandchildren Kurt (Meaghan) Hellenga, Sean (Nadia) Hellenga, and Amy Hellenga; her great grandchildren Ryan, Andrew, Zoryana, Aidan and Madison; several nieces and nephews; many great nieces, nephews and cousins; and her good friend, Mary Calcagnini. Regina retired from the Endicott Trust Company as a Loan Officer. She was a long-time member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Endicott. Family was the most important thing in Regina's life. She loved her family, her faith, and her Irish heritage. She traveled to Ireland twice to visit relatives and research her heritage. She enjoyed Irish music, dancing, and humor. Her hobbies included reading and crossword puzzles. Regina loved her trips to Tioga Downs Casino. The family wishes to thank the staff at Elizabeth Church Manor for the care they showed Regina. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ambrose Church, Washington Avenue, Endicott, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Auburn, PA. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.