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Obituary for Harry Abraham Jr.

Harry Abraham Jr. a longtime resident of Quincy passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022.

Harry was born in Natick, Massachusetts on August 23, 1949 to Fifi (Shaheen) and Harry Abraham Sr. He grew up in Framingham and Lowell, and graduated from Lowell High School in 1967.

Harry served in the Army at Fort Eustis, Virginia from January 26, 1971 until December 11, 1972. He was honorably discharged and received the National Defense Service Medal. While in the Army Harry accrued 288 hours of on the job training as a Photographer Special Service Photo Lab. He also held a Sharpshooter Badge and a Marksman Badge (M-16 Rifle).

After Harry’s discharge from the Army he continued his education at Greenfield Community College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in 1980.
Harry started his career at the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) in Quincy, MA in 1980. He was a film maker and producer of educational films for schools and training films for fire departments. He also worked with various companies training them to work safely with hazardous chemicals. He would travel around the country working with local fire departments filming controlled burns. He would also conduct training exercises. Harry received the International Non-Broadcast Media, NFPA “Home Fire Extinguisher Award”, the 2004 Telly Award NFPA “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Science” and the 2005 NFPA “Emergency Evacuation What Every” 2005 International Film & Video Safety First Aid NY Film Festival World Media Award. He retired from NFPA in May 2011.

Harry was an avid photographer of nature and of the many interesting places where he traveled. He was a member of the National Audubon Society and the Camera Club. He also taught a film appreciation class at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Harry is survived by his longtime partner Margaret Quinlan of Quincy, sister Judith R. Abraham and her wife Jean Williams of Williamsburg, MA, sister Alexandra Abraham Walter and her husband Charles of Arlington, VA, sister Penelope Abraham Paasch, of Chelmsford, MA, sister Stephanie K. Gillis of Edwards, CO, brother Emil Abraham and his partner Donna of Littleton, CO, brother Sumner J. Abraham and his wife Caroline of Port Orange, FL, sister Nadine Roberts and her husband Norman of Crossville, TN, brother Stephen Grace of Londonderry, NH, his aunt Mary Shaheen of Norfolk, MA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, January 9, at 10 am. Interment will follow in Heart Pond Cemetery, Chelmsford.