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Antoinette R. DaGraca

October 4, 2021


Antoinette R. DaGraca, 79, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Antone F. and Sarah (Gomes) DaGraca, she grew up in Fairhaven and lived in Boston most of her life returning to Fairhaven a year and a half ago. Antoinette graduated from Boston University and later worked as an Administrator/Controller for the Commonwealth of MA, Roxbury Defenders Committee.

She loved music and played the cello in the Fairhaven High School orchestra.  She also played piano and loved Jazz Music and the company of her dog Paco. Antoinette was a Notary for years, a supporter of the NAACP, Easter Seals and was a WBGO Jazz source member.

She is survived by her daughters, Rochelle Marie Chavier and her partner Dennis Martin of Lakeville and Kimberly grace Jones of Fairhaven;  her nephew and niece, Johnathan and Saranna Ellis;  cousins, MaryAnn Lebeau and Janet Boyle.  She was the sister of the late Patricia DaGraca and is also survived by her husband David Jones of Fairhaven.

Antoinette will be cremated.  Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  For memorial register please visit,

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coastline Elderly, Home Delivery Meals, 850 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA 02740.


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