Gracie will be sorely missed by all who ever had the joy of meeting her. Her motto in life was to live simply, laugh often and love much. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and soup across the table from my mother gave her as much joy as a five star restaurant. A plastic grocery bag was just as good as a carry-on for transporting clothes. Oh, and how they laughed often. They got the biggest kick out of reciting an old school poem of how "...the Cambridge girls were pretty but the Somerville girls were homely. " Her chuckle was pure magic. And Gracie loved much. Her kids, grandkids, siblings, family members and friends. She was so lovely caressing my sister's feet and praying Hail Mary's. "Oh, Nancy." she would say. "I wish it was me. " My mother adored "my Gracie." Gracie would always end every phone call with an "I love you. too" She loved phone calls from all her family and her brother, Tommy's calls at 9:30 every day. Rest now from your labors. Time to take " a smallish nap or two, " (Winnie the Pooh) with those who have gone before. Love you. Lynne and Rob
Mom, you were the strongest lady I’ve known!! We will miss you so very much..... May you RIP with dad and all our wonderful relatives! Will miss you more than you know!! Love you to the moon and back! You were the best mom, mother-in-law, Nana and Nana Noodles we could have had!! Rest easy and watch over us!!