Gilda M. (DelPoio) Bracci, 91 of Franklin, died peacefully, April 10, in Milford Regional Medical Center following a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Rose (Accorsini) DelPoio, beloved wife of the late Dante Bracci and loving mother of the late Dante Andrew Bracci. She was the sister of the late Mary R. DelPoio of Framingham, Mass. Born February 18, 1921 and raised in Framingham, Mass., she attended Framingham schools and was a 1942 graduate of Framingham South High School. She had lived in Franklin since the early 1960's and was a 40 year communicant of St. Mary's Church. Prior to her retirement several years ago she owned and operated Dante Motors, Inc., a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership on East Central Street with her late husband and son. She enjoyed antique cars, trips to Canada, cooking and playing Bocce. She was a supporter of many charities. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Christine M. Bracci of Franklin, who was her caregiver for several years. She is also survived by her brother Louis J. DelPoio of Ashland, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass Saturday April 14th, at 10AM in St. Mary's Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin. Her burial at St. Mary's Cemetery will be held privately. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to The Home for Little Wanders, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Gilda's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Framingham Union Hospital for the loving care and compassion they provided to her and her daughter, Christine, over many years. Arrangements are under the care of the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, www.oterifuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Country Gazette from April 12 to April 19, 2012