He was one of those people most of us never paid much attention to. But to the people who regularly walked Tremont Street in front of the Granary Burying Ground, George was a friend, always quick with a "good morning" or "good night."
George Dagraca, 43, died this past Thursday. Somebody set up a memorial for him where he used to sit, along the burying-ground fence.
"Just last week I witnessed him sweeping his area of the sidewalk in front of the burial ground," a Tremont Street regular says. "I am sure I am not the only person who wishes they'd taken a bit more time to get to know him."
Visitation hours are Monday, 10-11 a.m. at George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway, Mattapan, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home.