Antonio P. Graca, 69, of East Providence passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Orchard View Manor surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rosa M. (Vieira) Graca. Born in Nordeste, São Miguel, Açores. He was a son of the late João and Maria Do Carmo (Pacheco) Graca.
Antonio was employed by American Insulated Wire and Calisse Bakery where he later retired from due to illness. He was a member of the Trinity Brotherhood Club of East Providence and Nove Ilhas Folcloric group of East Providence.
Antonio enjoyed working on his garden, loved to go fishing and was a loyal fan of the Benfica soccer club. He loved to tease his grandchildren and he was a caring husband, father and grandfather. Besides his wife he leaves three children, Elizabeth Costa of East Providence, Miguel Graca and his wife MaryAnn of Riverside and Ricardo Graca and his wife Lauren Shaughnessy of Seekonk, MA, eight grandchildren, Mason and Kendrick Costa, Xavier, Jillian and Anderson Graca, Maeghan Perrino, Dimitri and Sierra-Lee Graca, six brothers and two sisters. His funeral and visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.