Elsie J. Graffam, 90, of Bath, passed away Feb. 2 after a long illness.
Elsie was born in Saco on Oct. 30, 1928, and raised in Bristol. She was the youngest of six born to Nettie Roxanne Creamer and David Burleigh Hall Jr. She attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle.
On Nov. 17, 1946, she married the love of her life, Paul Graffam. Soon after, they moved to Bath where she lived until her death.
Prior to her illness, Elsie was active volunteering at the Bath Area Senior Citizens and Coasters. She loved joking and spending time with her friends there. She loved making crafts, and especially restoring dolls and dressing them in period and theme costumes. Her doll collection numbers over 1,200.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Paul Graffam; and siblings, Mildred Marston, William Hall, Elmore Hall, and Lillian Seiders.
She is survived by children, Richard Graffam, Carl Graffam, and Paula Dooley; sister, Evelyn Gifford; brother-in-law, Kenneth Chaney; sister-in-law, Phyllis Graffam; grandchildren, Keith McGillivary, Michael Graffam, Jen Hays, and Erin Bean; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., Feb. 17 at Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath, with a reception following at the Senior Center in Bath.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Area Senior Citizens or Coasters, 45 Floral St., Bath, ME 04530.
To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit desmondfuneralhomes.com.