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Father Theodore Bracco, OFM, died peacefully at the age of 79 on Tuesday evening, August 8, 2017, at 8:30pm at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois, after battling a number of infections over the past three months.

Father Ted was born on April 16, 1938, in Springfield, Illinois, a son of Cajetan Thomas and Mary (Laurenzana) Bracco.
He was ordained to the Franciscan priesthood at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Teutopolis, Illinois, on January 9, 1966.

He is survived by three siblings: Jesuit Brother Thomas of Santa Clara, California, Anthony of Sherman, Illinois, and Margaret Leckrone of Springfield, Illinois, plus many nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers John, Francis and Joseph; and two sisters, Theresa Shures and Mary Michelina Mounce.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 11:00am in the chapel at Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, in Quincy. The Visitation for Fr. Ted, OFM, will be held from 10:00am to 10:50am on Monday in the chapel at Quincy University. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Franciscans of the Sacred Heart Province or Holy Cross Friary.

The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published on August 11, 2017
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