Dr. William Joseph Graham, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 10 2021, at the age of 74. William affectionately known as ""Jay"" had a love for many hobbies. He loved to cook, fish, and spend time with his family. Jay was a faithful member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church for 45 years. He attend Notre Dame and later Tulane Medical School where he earned his Doctorate in Medicine specializing in Pediatrics. Jay worked and retired from Earl K. Long after 30 years of service. He loved to travel, some of his favorite places to visits were Ireland, Italy, and San Francisco. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen Cado Graham; daughter, Melissa Graham Moreau (Justin); brother, William Christopher Graham; sister, Peggy Champagne; brothers, Thomas and Robert Graham; grandchildren, Van and Olivia Moreau and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Faught and William Joseph Graham, Sr. Family and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church beginning at 11:00 am. The inurnment will immediately follow at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation
. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Oschner Hospital and Home Health, the staff at Davita Dialysis Clinic, and Davita's PD Clinic on Essen Lane for their compassion and care. Central Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 225-236-0800.