Lillian Gracia 84 died Tuesday October 13, 2009 at New Bedford Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Araujo) Gracia. Lillian was born in Fairhaven and was a life long resident of the Greater New Bedford area. She was a communicant of St. Mary's church in New Bedford. She was formerly employed as a stitcher at Economy Blouse until her retirement. She was the beloved sister of Josephine Leal, Elsie Barreiro, Irene Soares, all of New Bedford, and the late Mary Araujo, Alvarina Perry, Hilda DesRoches and Evelyn Gagne. She was the loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass 9am Friday at St. Mary's church in New Bedford. Visiting hours are kindly omitted. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the hospice of your choice.