Hipolito Gracia-Reyes

Obituary of Hipolito Gracia-Reyes

Hipolito Gracia-Reyes, Sr. 76, of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA.  Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Antonio Gracia Rodriguez and Juana Ojeda Reyes.


“Paul” was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He was a chef for over 35 years in NJ & Salisbury, and began a Lawn & Garden business in 1997.  He was known to have a great sense of humor and loved to cook and entertain, and spend time with his grandchildren and family. His hobby was collecting old coins.


Hipolito is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Suzanne Elizabeth Gracia;3 children,  Crystal Gracia - Samuel (Elvis) of Florence, NJ, Cato Gracia of Sanford, FL, and Ernest Gracia (Carol)  of Lehigh Acres, FL; 2 stepchildren, Nanci Durrua of Onancock, VA and Terrance Baumgardner of Milton, WV; 37 grandchildren & great grandchildren; 9 siblings, Rudercinda Maleret (Wilfredo) of San Diego, CA, Cecelia Gracia - Torres (Emiliano) of Puerto Rico, Maria Teresa Gracia of Puerto Rico, Elberto Gracia (Anna) of Puerto Rico, Julio Gracia (Lucy) of Puerto Rico, Marcos Gracia (Myra) of Puerto Rico, Gabrielle Gracia (Cecelia) of Salisbury, Elio Gracia (Elida) of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Antonio Gracia (Siccora) of Puerto Rico;


In addition to his parents, “Paul” was preceded in death by a son, Hipolito Gracia, Jr., and 2 brothers, Bartolo Gracia and Enrique Gracia.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Freehold, NJ with an entombment following at the Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitations will be held at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00pm.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Knights of Columbus or the American Heart Association.


Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.  Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.