Maria C. Graca, 66, of Hudson


Maria C. GracaHudson – Maria C. (Torres) Graca, 66, of Hudson, MA died on Monday, June 27, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her beloved husband Emanuel Graca of Hudson, MA.

Maria was born and raised in Portugal on the Island of St. Miguel, daughter of the late Manuel and Geraldina (Raposa) Torres. She emigrated to the states in 1980 settling in Fresno, CA and resided there until 1990 when the family moved to Hudson, MA. She spent many years operating her child care center from the home, “Graca Day Care” in Hudson until retiring in 2013. Maria was very active and proud of her Portuguese heritage in Hudson and was a member and former secretary of the Holy Ghost Society in Hudson. She was also a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Hudson.

Besides her husband, Maria leaves her 3 sons, Carlos Graca and wife Casey of Hudson, Nelson Graca and wife Tracey of San Diego, Brian Graca and wife Brianna of Hudson; her daughter, Sonia Demelo and husband Nelson of Bolton along with her sister, Fatima Janeiro and husband Alvario and 9 loving grandchildren.

Maria loved children and spent most of her life caring for her own and other children at her home through the day care program she owned. She always looked forward to visiting St. Miguel spending time with family and friends. She cherished her children and later all her grandchildren, cooking for them was always a treat. She will be remembered for her warm and giving spirit by all who loved and knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4-7pm Friday, July 1, 2022 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for Committal Services.

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