Gabriel Gerardo Gracia, 26, passed away peacefully at home in Hamden on July 26, 2007. He is survived by his wife Catalina Diaz Gracia one year old daughter, Sofia Isabella Gracia, parents Gabriel and Cecilia Soto Gracia of East Haven, sisters Dollka Y. Morico of Norwalk, Darleen J. Gracia of Boston, Darielis G. Gracia and Denissa M. Gracia both of East Haven and mother-in-law Martha Calle of Columbia. Gabe was born Oct. 16, 1980 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Paier College of Art in 2002. He was Senior Art Director for Ogilvy Action of Stamford, CT. Visitation hours are being held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, from 5-9 p.m. on Monday July 30. Funeral and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Rita Church, Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Tuesday July 31 at 11am. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in Gabriel's memory may be made to CT. Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 06405.

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  1. Darleen and family, It has been a while since I have seen or spoken to you all, but I have thought about you for years. I just wanted to say I heard the news and that I wanted to send you all my sincerest of apologies and condolences. The Stobers prayers’ are with you all. Melissa Stober-Durham (Darleen’s old college roommate.)

  2. Gab was a good friend and the time that I spent knowing him in life I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. I love you Gab God bless

  3. Gabe is someone that I will remember forever. He got me to try Chinese food and made my college experience even better. Gabe is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He’s an old school gentleman whose family raised him right. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

  4. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, .Come to me.. You didn’t deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best And when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back To suffer that again. Poem by Adam Males I give my condolences to the family and friends of Gabe. He was a great person and although he is gone his memories will still live on in all of our hearts forever. love always Antoinette

  5. I am very grateful to have known Gabe, he was a great person with a huge heart. We had some good memories together, I just wish we had time for more. I send my best to everyone who was a part of Gabe’s life, he was loved by many and will be missed by all.

  6. I feel privileged to have had Gabe in my life. He was a remarkable person that touched many lives. I will always cherish our memories. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in peace my friend.

  7. I just found out today that Gabe passed away. I had just been thinking about him a week or so ago. He was such a nice person. I’ll always remember him having a smile on his face. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. It was an honor knowing Gabe as a friend as well as a co-worker. He will be deeply missed my prayers go out to his entire family just know that your son was a wonderful person who was loved my many. Tass

  9. It was truly a pleasure to have met and worked with Gabe!! He was a gentle spirit with the heart of an angel!! May God bless the Gracia family forever and may Gabe’s memory live on in his beautiful wife and daughter. Dollka my heart is with you and your family during this difficult time and I will continue to pray for all of you. Gabe you will always be missed but never forgotten!!

  10. My Sincere Condolences and Prayers go out to the Garcia Family. It was a pleasure to have known Gabe. I will truly miss his smile and laughter…Whenever I came to back to visit the office we would laugh and clown around! Heaven has a really good person. Dolka, You and your family are in prayers. May the Lord Minister all of your spirits.

  11. To Gabe’s Family: Gabe became a dear friend to my husband, Glen, over the years. As this friendship grew, Gabe in turn enriched the lives of my family as well, due to his kind and loving spirit. To God be the glory, Gabe will be part of our lives forever. May the Lord bless and keep the entire Gracia Family. Love, Glen, Janice and Samantha Davis

  12. To the Gracia Family.. We remember Gabriel from your family parties,we send our condolences.. Sharon & Charles Chaet Leah’s parents

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