Jeffrey Day Graham

SCARBOROUGH – Jeffrey Day Graham, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 11, 2022, at his home in Scarborough. Jeff was born in Portland on Christmas Day, 1973, son of the late Donna (Day) Begley and Bruce W. Graham.

Jeff graduated from Gorham High School in 1992 and moved to Tampa, Fla. where he attended Hillsborough Community College. He returned to Maine in 1996 where he reunited with and married his childhood sweetheart, Kathryn Ward, had two children and opened his first restaurant, The Stone Dog Cafe, in Windham.

After leaving the restaurant business Jeff worked as a contractor before finding his place with TC Hafford and settling in Scarborough with his life partner, Carole (Trachimovsky) Hutchinson.

Jeff was big in stature and had a personality to match. He was passionate, generous, and fun-loving with a quick wit and hilarious sense of humor. He was voted Class Clown by his high school graduating class and was loved by all who knew him. Cooking was Jeff’s foremost passion, and he was happiest in the kitchen at home cooking for his family and friends. Jeff was also passionate about music; he was an avid guitar player and loved being involved in the local music scene. Jeff was proud of his Scottish heritage and competed regularly in the Scottish Highland Games.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents, Donna (Day) Begley and Bruce W. Graham.

Surviving, in addition to his life partner are his son and daughter, Stephen and Marin Graham, of Scarborough, who were his pride and joy; brothers Michael Begley, of South Portland, James Begley, IV, of Gorham, sister, Lisa (Begley) Smith, of Gorham; stepfather, James Begley, Sr., of Brunswick; and many nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Gorham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 76 State St. To express condolences and participate in Jeff’s online tribute, please visit

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