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Grace Brancaleone

August 19, 1932 - November 04, 2018

Grace Brancaleone Gloucester - Grace Brancaleone passed away to eternal peace at the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her devoted children and family by her side on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Grace was born to Marianna and Salvatore Lucido in Terrasini Sicily, Italy, on August 19, 1932. She followed her family to Gloucester in June 1947. She briefly worked in the fish packing industry. Shortly after meeting the love of her life Joseph, they married in Gloucester and moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where Joseph was stationed in the U.S. Army for two years.
Following his discharge from the service, they returned to Gloucester to raise a family. Grace was the most devoted wife and mother and took great joy in caring for her family. She raised her six children while her husband was away fishing. She was an extraordinary matriarch and wife of a fisherman. When her husband retired and her children were on their own, she spent time traveling with Joseph, and they often wintered in Florida.
Grace was a member of the Madonna del Rosario Society and Mother of Grace Club. She was a devout communicant of Holy Family Parish until her illness prevented from attending. She spent many of her days at home in prayer. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking, and baking. She was happiest with a house full of family, especially during the holidays.
The Brancaleone family would like to extended their deepest appreciation to the staff at the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, especially to Tina, Jennifer, Ann Marie, Dave, Amanda, Shannon, Justin, Maria, and Carmen.
She is survived by her children, Giuseppe and wife Audrey, Lucia Taormina and husband Michael, Thomas, Anthony and wife Cristina, Mario and wife Joanna; daughter-in-law Brenda Brancaleone; grandchildren, Alyssa Harris and husband Grant, Amanda Cotter and husband Anthony, Giuseppe Brancaleone Jr. and wife Rebecca, Joseph Brancaleone and wife Renee, Richard Brancaleone and wife Kathleen, Salvatore Brancaleone and fiancée Caitlyn Bijeol, Dominic Taormina and wife Rosa, Grace White and husband Keith, Joseph Brancaleone, Grace Brancaleone and fiancé Trevor Carey, Grace A. and Joseph S. Brancaleone; great-grandchildren Gavin and Averie Harris, Leah Cotter, Clayton and Scarlett Brancaleone, Valentina and Alessia Taormina, Michael White; and sister-in-law Antonina Brancaleone.
She was predeceased by her infant son Giuseppe; her son Salvatore Brancaleone; and daughter-in-law Carmela Brancaleone; her sisters Rosa Cusumano, Rosalie Ciluffo, Angela Truden; and brother Salvatore Lucido.

Her funeral Mass will be held in St. Ann’s Church on Wednesday, November 7, at 9:30 a.m. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. For online condolences please visit
Published on November 6, 2018
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