TRACY, Andrew Francis 64, of Brandon, passed away Sept. 27, 2013. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran who received two Purple Hearts among other awards and decorations, and retired after 31 years from United Parcel Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Shirley Tracy; sister, Deborah Blake; and close friend and "brother", James Cascio. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Pauline; sons, Jeremy Tracy (Chandra) and Adam Tracy; daughter, Briana Par-nell (Brian); grandchildren, Payton Tracy, Addison Tracy, Aidan Tracy, and Jack Parnell; brothers, Albert Tracy (Shar-on) and Dan Tracy (Fiona); and sisters, Nancy Ficarotta (Sam) and Karen Alayon (Rob-ert); and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Gath-ering will be 10-11 am with a Celebration of Life service at 11 am, on Friday, Oct. 11, at Stowers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 7, 2013