Obituary: Remembering Retired Foxboro Company Mechanical Engineer Robert M. Grahn

Robert M. Grahn was a mechanical engineer for the Foxboro Company, a Trustee Director for the Foxboro Savings Bank and past president of the Foxboro Historical Society.

Retired Foxborough Company Mechanical Engineer

Robert Millet Grahn, age 88, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham. He was the son of the late Alton and Lillian (Easton) Grahn.

Robert was born in Brockton on Jan. 31, 1924 and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1941 and Northeastern University, Class of 1952. He proudly served his country during WWII in the Army Air Force. Robert was employed as a mechanical engineer for the Foxboro Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He has been a Foxborough resident since 1954. He married his late wife Grace (Mills) on July 31, 1948 in South Walpole.

Robert was a Trustee Director for the Foxborough Savings Bank, member of the Boyden Library planning committee, building committee and trustee. He was a past president and member of the Foxborough Historical Society and Past Master of the St. Alban’s Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Foxborough. He was also a member of Mystic Seaport, Sturbridge Village, AARP, the Pueblo (CO) Historical Aircraft Society, Friends of the US Air Force Museum and International B-24 Liberator Club. He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Devoted father of Steven Grahn of Brockton and William Grahn and his wife Brenda of Attleboro. Grandfather of Jeffrey, Tim and Erik Grahn. Brother in law of Doris Grahn of Sharon. Also survived by three great grandchildren.

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