Antonio "Toots" Graca, Jr. of Taunton died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on May 16, 2018 following a brief illness. He was 94.
He was born on December 3, 1923 in New Bedford, son of the late Antonio and Louisa (Correia) Graca and was raised in Falmouth, where he attended local schools. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Graca was a Supervising Foreman at Capaldi Brothers in Rhode Island. In addition, he worked for many years at Manheim American Auto Auctions.
Beloved husband of the late Mary (Lima) Graca. Devoted father of Gary Graca, Alan Avellar, Doreen Graca, Jacquelyn Grace and Joyce Fernandez. Adored grandfather of Taryn, Rachel, Keith and his Toni. Also survived by great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Brother of the late Margaret, Anna, Hilda, Dorothy and Rose. He was also pre-deceased by his great-grandson, Antone "Tony" Guiterrez.
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at 10 AM in Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, 19 Kilmer Avenue, Taunton.
Interment will follow in Mayflower Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.