Caroline "Gracie" Horvath

April 28, 1994November 10, 2018

Caroline Grace Horvath, 24

Gracie was born on a bright spring day on April 28, 1994 at Cape Cod Hospital to Sarah Grant and Peter Horvath.

Gracie was beloved by all. She adored the BHS Drama Club, and culminated her stage career as the wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast. Not one to pick a conventional instrument, she studied cello for many years, and loved performing. After she graduated from Barnstable High School in 2012, she continued on to Cape Cod Community College to study phlebotomy.

Gracie worked at the Dennis and Orleans locations of the C-Lab, where she quickly became famous among her patients and coworkers for her fabulous smile, bubbly and infectious personality, and sincere bedside manner. She loved her job there, and took pride in creating relationships with her “regulars” and colleagues.

Gracie loved Carole King, watching the Great British Baking Show, working in her garden (especially her tomatoes!), roasted brussel sprouts, exploring beautiful Cape Cod on long walks, any and all dogs, humpback whales, searching for heart-shaped rocks, traveling to Europe, and good times with better friends. Gracie is one of the few people who would actually drop anything she was doing to be there for a friend. She put everyone before herself, and was the embodiment of selflessness. To know Gracie is to know a true and pure friend.

Our beautiful Gracie passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018. She is survived by her parents, Sarah Grant of Orleans, Peter Horvath (and Linda Preston) of South Yarmouth, her older sister and best friend Nicole Horvath of Harwich, grandmother Barbara Grant of Brewster, aunt Liz Grant of Wellfleet, uncle Bob (and Jan) of Hicksville, NY, cousins Christopher (and Ali) Horvath of Massapequa, NY, Tricia (and Ed) O’Neill of Locust Valley, NY, Brian (and Adrienne) Horvath of Atlanta, GA, several second cousins, her cherished dog Harry, and far too many friends to count. She is predeceased by her partner in crime, her aunt Susan Horvath. We know they’re playing Scrabble and drinking wine somewhere right now.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 this Saturday, November 17, 2018 at First Parish Brewster (1969 Main Street). Her family would love it if you could join us in celebrating the light that is Gracie.

Caroline’s family would like to create a scholarship at Cape Cod Community College in her memory. Please send donations to Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation at 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, 02668


  • Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018

Caroline "Gracie" Horvath

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Doug Clingan

November 18, 2018

Dear Sarah and Peter,
I only met Gracie once or twice, and I remember her great smile. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this unimaginably tough time.

Doug and Joanne Clingan

Kathy Blackwell

November 17, 2018

I cannot put into words or thought how I feel on the loss of Grace. I was lucky enough to spend a whole year with Grace as her preschool teacher. I got to have the joy of watching her sweet self learn and grow and those blue eyes shine with laughter and I treasure those memories. I send my love and prayers to all of you and will honor Gracie in little things throughout the day, to make people smile and feel comfortable as she did. I am so very sorry.

John Guariano

November 17, 2018

Beth & I are deeply sorry for you and your family’s tragic loss. Our sincerest sympathies & condolences.

Mieke Ackell

November 17, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. Prayers and thoughts for your entire family. Your tribute to her absolutely beautiful.

Dina Lyons

November 16, 2018

Jack and Nik will always remember Gracie as a sweet, funny babysitter who would always play any game with them whenever they wanted. John and I will always remember how kind, reliable and generous she was. We were so grateful to have known her, and we greatly miss that time in our lives. Sarah and Peter, you have raised two amazing, strong and creative young women, and our world was truly made better by them. We hold you and Nicole in our hearts as we pray for all of you and remember sweet Gracie.

Pat Cronin

November 15, 2018

I am so sad to hear about the tragic loss of Gracie. She was always cheerful and welcoming when I’d see her at Mid-Cape. Your entire family will be in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

Susan Choate-Sigsbee

November 14, 2018

Dear Sarah & Peter;

Sending you both love and support during this most difficult time.

Susan -

Deb Schilling

November 13, 2018

Dear Sarah and Peter and Nicole
This is such devastating news. My heart breaks for you at the loss of your beautiful Gracie. May the happy memories and the love you shared sustain you in the sad time
With love and care

Joanne Burbank

November 13, 2018

Our hearts break for you and your family. Grace was so kind and sweet! We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Gracie. Sincerely, The Burbank Family

Linda Sullivan

November 13, 2018

So sad to hear this news! Rest In Peace Gracie 🙏