David Graffagnino

December 6, 1960 - September 4, 2021

David Matthew Graffagnino, 60, of Groves, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was born December 6, 1960, in Port Arthur, to Evelia McDowell Graffagnino and Tony Graffagnino, Jr.

In his younger years, David was a Cub Scout Master and loved to camp out with his scouts and family. He also coached his boys in baseball and football. David enjoyed fishing, camping, and cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his children, Reagan Graffagnino and wife, Leah, of Beaumont; Grant Graffagnino and wife, Hope, of Nome; and Jordan Graffagnino and wife, Lacey, of Beaumont; best friend and mother of his children, Karen Finley, of Groves; grandchildren, Hannah; Paige; Eva; Nolan; Ross; Ryland; Liam; Mia; Gavan; Brityn; and Bailey; siblings, Paul Graffagnino and wife, Rachel, of Orange; Kathy McAnally, of Vidor; Randy Graffagnino; Sheila Dunn and husband, Tommy, all of Lumberton; Rachel Mannino and husband, Roy, of Port Neches; Jeff Graffagnino and wife, Linda, of The Woodlands; and Angie Lavergne and husband, Clayton, of Groves; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Graffagnino; and sister, Rebecca Berry.

A gathering of Mr. Graffagnino’s family and friends will be 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 12, 2021
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 13, 2021
  • 2:00 pm


Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,

Comments (16)


    We spent just a few years together, but you will always be my brother. I remember the last time we exchanged words, at my fathers funeral. The face and look of a true friend…..until we meet again my brother…Danny Pardue

    Brenda Schoenberg says:

    Grant, sending healing prayers to you and your family. Through the years that I have known you, I know how much your Dad meant to you and your brothers and what a close family bond you all had. God will give you all the strength to keep going on and your Dad will forever be in your hearts!

    Brenda Schoenberg

    Bonnie Burnette says:

    My heart is so heavy . David was the little brother I never had. We enjoyed working together so much. Our hearts are hurting with yours, Karen and boys.

    Lilly Merrill says:

    I’m so sorry for the for the loss of David. He was my Cousin. He was the kindest most respectful Guy I ever knew. He was so soft spoken and had a Giant of a heart. Even as a kid he was kind to everyone he would meet. I know how much his Family meant to him. We were both dispatchers and my only regret was not going to work with him at his company. My sweet Cousin I love you and it hurts me deeply to know you are gone. You have three Sons, and I know you were proud of them. They will follow your footsteps I’m sure of that and be the best Dads they can be to their children -just like you were. I love you David.

    Mary Graffagnino says:

    I know him as my Dad too. Memories of his guidance and strength through the roughest times will be imprinted in my life. God Bless the family, and extended family and friends, during this time of grievance and also a celebration of his new healthy spirit. I pray for all things positive for y’all.. Karen, Reagan, Jordan and Grant

    Gary Watson says:

    Dear Graffagnino Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grief. I have had the pleasure of working with David over the past 10 years. It was always an honor to spend time with him and talk about everyday life occurrences. I will always remember his advice on life and family. He will be greatly missed. May God’s comfort be with you all!

    Lauren Barrera says:

    My sincere condolences on the loss of David, he will be missed. My deepest sympathy to all his family.

    George King says:

    David was a classmate and a friend. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda buteaux says:

    rachael i am so sorry to see this of your brothers passing. Give my condolences to all of you and your family. I am so sorry to hear this.Hugs to you and your family now and in the coming days.

    Geraldine Holland says:

    I am very sorry for your loss, David was really lovable in the neighborhood.

    Randy Hemphill says:

    Karen, the boys and grandchildren,
    I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for you in this time of grief.
    This is a very condensed look into my experience with your loving Father, Papa and friend I had the privilege to have known.
    Over the years of working with David, I had countless conversations ranging from childhood stories, stories of his family when his boys were young, Uncle Buster, his mother and father, jumping off the roof thinking he could fly with his dad’s rain coat, religion, movies, personal conversations and on and on. I worked in the same room with him for 10 hrs a day for several years. He was a friend and confidant that always gave good advice. He always had time to listen and help no matter how busy he was. He was polite and one of the funniest people I have ever known. He loved his family time on days off and some of his funniest stories when we got back to work were of his grandkids. You all have been blessed with a close family and David was proud of every one of you. He was my buddy and I will miss him but I believe I will get to hear him tell another story one day.
    God bless and keep you all.

    Jordan Graffagnino says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your experiences with him. It felt good to hear about him giving others the same love and care that he gave us.

    Marylyn Byrd says:

    Karen, Reagan, Grant, and Jordan,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. David was a blessing and light to all who knew him. He was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and it was obvious that he loved his family dearly! Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Jordan Graffagnino says:

    Thank you for your kind words about dad. He was a wonderful man. The heavens gained a very strong and pure spirit.

    Deborah Laird Walker says:


    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your memories be of great comfort to you in and your family in the days and years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jordan Graffagnino says:

    Thank you so much! He will be greatly missed.

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