Daniel Graves
Daniel Graves

Obituary of Daniel J. Graves

Daniel Joseph “Dan” Graves, 48, of Bolton, CT, passed away on 2/24/2022, in Manchester, CT.


Dan was born in Middletown, CT, to Richard and Judith Graves on 3/31/1973.  He went to high school in Portland, CT and graduated in 1991.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Connecticut, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Dan’s career was in various levels of environmental management: a Project Geologist at HRP Associates, Senior Environmental Specialist/Project Manager at Bank of America, Account Executive at The Hartford, and most recently a Senior Engineering Consultant at Travelers. His true passion in life was for family and friends.  He was a soft-spoken and deeply loving husband, father, coach, son, brother, and friend to so many.  He will be deeply missed.


Dan is survived by his wife, Karen Graves, and daughters Riley and Makenna Graves; his mother Judy Graves; his siblings Chris and Pam Graves (Samantha, Megan, Nathan, Evan), Katie Graves, Jeff and Becki Graves (Carter, Carly); his mother-in-law Betsy Nelson, and sibling-in-laws Leslie and Jim Boulton, Mark and Sharon Nelson (Elliott, Roxanne, Corinna).  He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Graves, and his father-in-law Peter Nelson. 


Dan’s family would like to offer a special note of thanks to his many close friends that have been a tremendous support, during the last couple of years, as he has struggled with this degenerative brain disease (BVFTD).


Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester, CT on Saturday, March 12th, from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dan to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) at 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or online at https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/




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Calling Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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