SANDY POINT – Grafton O. DeRedin, 73, died April 28, 2009, in Belfast. He was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Sandy Point, the son of Francis and Margaret (Perkins) DeRedin. He attended Stockton Springs schools and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Graffie was a member of American Legion Jerry W. Dobbins Post No. 157 of Stockton Springs. Graffie retired in 1992 from Champion International Paper Co., Bucksport, where he was member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. Since his retirement, he enjoyed his winters in Florida with his wife. He also enjoyed working in his shop, between his numerous trips to Perry’s Store. Graffie loved fishing, hunting, golfing, flying and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leola (Theriault) DeRedin of Sandy Point; two daughters, Marianne Bridges and her husband, Raymond, of Prospect and Cindy Kingsbury and her husband, Eric, of Frankfort; six grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Breanne, Evan, Alexandria and Thomas; one brother, Alfred DeRedin and his wife, Marilyn, of Sandy Point; three sisters, Janis McKeen of Sandy Point, Kay Coleman of Holden and Linda Elden and her husband, Clarence, of Sandy Point; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends both in Maine and Florida. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Barney; and daughter, Colleen. Family and friends will gather for visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Franklin Street, Bucksport, with Father Richard McLaughlin, celebrant. Interment with military honors will be held at Sandy Point Cemetery, Sandy Point. Donations may be made in his memory to American Legion Jerry W. Dobbins Post No. 157, Stockton Springs, ME 04981.