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Betty Tracey

1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Betty Tracey Obituary
Brattleboro- Betty Jean Tracey, 69, of Western Avenue passed away peacefully Wednesday night, October 26, 2016 at the Thompson House following a courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born in Lincoln, Maine on August 7, 1947 the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Lucia) Dwyer. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of BUHS, Class of 1965. For several years she had lived in Bakersfield, California before moving back to the Brattleboro area. She had been employed for many years as a sales associate at Sam's Army & Navy in Brattleboro and previously worked at the former J.E. Mann's Store. Betty was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Brattleboro. Of her leisure time activities she enjoyed playing BINGO, crocheting and taking trips to Foxwoods in Connecticut. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother whose life centered around her family. Survivors include two sons, Max Tracey (Yolanda) of Lewistown, Pennsylvania and Brian Tracey (Amber Brown) of Vernon; two daughters, Melissa Thurber (Charles) of Spofford and Tammy Tracey of Brattleboro; and one brother, Charles Dwyer of Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally she leaves her close and best friend, Karen Harrington of Brattleboro, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Charlene Bartlett and Sandra Emery. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be conducted at the V.F.W. on Black Mtn. Road on Sunday, November 6 th starting at 2:00 P.M. followed by a potluck reception. At the request of Betty, those who plan on attending the services are encouraged not to wear black but bright colored clothing. Burial in Woodland Cemetery in Keene will be private for the immediate family only. Betty's family would like to express their special thanks to Agnes and the oncology department for their exceptional care. Memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to the Thompson House Nursing Home Activities Fund, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, P.O. Box 8032, Brattleboro, VT 05304. To sign an online guestbook with messages of e-condolence to the family please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 3, 2016
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