Gracia R. Ferland
Gracia R. Ferland
  • December 5, 1918 - May 3, 2017
  • Massachusetts

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Gracia Roy Ferland, age 98, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Southpoint Rehab Nursing Home surrounded by family. She was the widow of Leo Ferland.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Marie Louise (Vezina) Roy. Prior to retirement, she worked for the Fall River Police Department as a phone operator.

She was dedicated to her beloved church, the former Notre Dame de Lourdes Rectory, now St. Bernadette's Church, and was a cook for the Christian Brothers. She also worked at St Joseph Orphanage and belonged to St. Anne's Sodality.

Survivors are her daughters, Claudette Richard, Diane Badger and her husband William, and the late Dorothy Jean and her husband Paul; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Bernadette LaFleur, Laurence Silvia and Leo Roy.

Her Funeral will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Bernadette's Church, 529 Eastern Ave., Fall River. Visiting Hours will be Monday from 5PM to 7PM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery. For tributes and online registration: