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Obituary: David E. Gracey

Published February 5, 2013

David Eugene Gracey, 75, died at his home in South Yarmouth on Tuesday February 5, 2013 in the loving presence of family and friends. His passing was due to complications from ALS (Lou Gerig’s Disease). David was born on July 28, 1937 in New Rochelle, NY to David E. Gracey and Gertrude Helen (McDonald)Gracey. David attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY. He served for two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany from 1955 to 1957. He married Ann B. McEnroy on October 6, 1962 in Queens, NY . He remained her faithful widow after her untimely passing in 1983. After 40 years of service at Consolidated Edison Utility Company in New York he retired to Cape Cod where his favorite pastime was to spend as much time as possible with his grandson. Dave also enjoyed golf and tennis; was active in his community, and was a friend of Bill W.

David is survived by his beloved grandson Connor, his Son David Gracey of Framingham, MA, his niece Sharon Elder of Wareham, MA, his nephews Bill Elder of Centreville, VA and Michael Piserchia along with family in Ireland. He is also survived by his sister in law Mary McEnroy of Queens, NY.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, February 10th from 2-5 pm at Morris O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday February 11th at 10 am at Saint Pius X Parish, Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA 02664. A final memorial service and burial beside his wife will take place at a later date in New Rochelle, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA.