Antonio J. da Graca Sr.
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da GRACA SR., ANTONIO J. ‘TONY’, 90, of Seventh Street died Friday, February 22, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mariana (Gonsalves) da Graca they were married for 61 years.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde Island, a son of the late Jose Joao and Mariana (Gibau) da Graca. Mr. da Graca was employed with the former Washburn Wire Co. for 34 Years and the East Providence School Department before retirement. He served in the Portuguese Army prior to coming to the US in 1948. Mr. da Graca a devoted husband and father enjoyed dancing and being with his family.
Besides his beloved wife he is survived by his six devoted children. Maria ‘Mindy’, and Antoinette da Graca, Julie Hazard, Alicia Waters, Delores Nelson, Antonio ‘Anthony’ da Graca Jr., 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Manuel, Joao, Clarimundo and Maria da Graca, Ana da Silva and Isabel Rose.
His funeral will be held on Monday from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter St. East Providence at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 4-8 p.m.