Albert P. Gracia, age 79, of Rehoboth, formerly of Swansea, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary T. (Greene) Gracia to whom he had been married for 48 years.
He was born in Fall River the son of the late Francisco and Sarah (Oliveira) Gracia. Mr. Gracia was a Machine Operator for the former J&J Corrugated in Fall River for over 30 years and was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean War.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his four daughters; Melanie Holme and her husband Mike of Rehoboth, Debra Beaudette and her husband Greg of Swansea, Kim Gagnon and her husband Jay of Strafford, NH and Lisa Gracia of Rehoboth; eight grandchildren; Ryan Beaudette, Kendra Gagnon, Zachary Beaudette, Joshua Holme, Michael Burdett, Jocelyn Gagnon, Jacob Holme and Sarah Burdett, two sisters, Terry Sardinha of Swansea and Tina Silvia of Fall River; a brother; Antone Gracia of Swansea and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Gilly and Francis Gracia.
His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00AM in St. Dominic's Church, 1277 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea. Visiting hours will be from 9:00 to 10:30AM prior to his mass in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Beacon Hospice 182 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720 or to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.