Michael J. Graesser, 79, of Marlborough

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Michael J. GraesserMarlborough – Michael John Derek Graesser, born to the late Derek Graesser and Phyllis (Carpmael) Graesser, passed away on Feb. 10, 2021 after a brave fight with Covid-19.

He was the devoted husband to Linda (Goldin) Graesser for 42 years and loving father/stepfather to Stephen R Graesser his wife Ruth, Ruth (Graesser) Giles, Carrie (Merrill) Hladick and her husband Joseph, Heather Merrill and her husband Michael Boisvert. He is survived by one sister, April Davies and her family, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandra, Cameron, Samuel, Alexander, Rebecca, and Mikayla.

Michael was born Oct. 19, 1941 in Chester, England. In his formative years, he attended The Oundle School in Peterborough, England, where he held many of the school records for short distance running. Michael went on to the University of Birmingham, and started a professional career at Honeywell Inc.

In the late 1960s, he was given an opportunity to work for Honeywell Inc. in the U.S. He was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1982, although he remained “English” to all that knew and loved him.

Michael’s greatest joy was spending time with family and taking long walks with his dogs. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf and nothing made him smile more than watching his grandchildren participate in varied activities. Michael appreciated the little things in life and always listened to others with care and concern. His kind heart and loving spirit will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Michael J.D. Graesser to The Trustees of Reservations, 200 High St., Boston MA 02110, or Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc., 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.