GILFORD - Tracy Ann Tramontano, 55, a resident of Gilford for the past 17 years, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a sudden illness.
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Tracy was born in Presque Isle, Maine, on May 29, 1958. She is the daughter of John F. Marrapese and the late Pamela (Horne) Marrapese. Prior to moving to Gilford, Tracy lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. She spent her youth in Franklin and attended schools there. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1976, where she was active in sports programs.
She continued her education and attended both Keene State College and the University of New Hampshire, studying for her bachelors degree. A homemaker, Tracy enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. She was instrumental in the formation of the ski program at Gunstock Mountain for the disabled. She was an instructor and was also involved in fund raising for the program. She served as a Second Lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol and served as a member on the Board of Directors with the Belknap Sportsmen Club in Laconia.
Tracy was predeceased by her mother, Pamela (Horne) Marrapese of Franklin who died in 2003.
Her family includes her husband of 17 years, John R. Tramontano of Gilford; her father, John F. Marrapese of Franklin; her sister, Nancy L. Marrapese-Burrell of Quincy, Mass.; her brother, John J. Marrapese of McLean, Va.; stepsons, Valentino and Michael Tramontano of Franklin, Mass.; step-daughter, Tara Madison of Burlington, Vt.; two nephews and two step-grandsons.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton.
A committal service will be held Monday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Tracy's name to the Hawk Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Laconia Airport, 65 Aviation Drive, Gilford, 03249.
For more information go to smartfuneralhome.com.
William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home
584 W Main St
Tilton, NH 03276
Published in The Concord Monitor on June 19, 2013