Griswold - Tracy L. Thayer, 57, of Griswold, beloved husband of 20 years to Maureen E. (Malone) Thayer, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
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Born in New London, he was the son of Karl and Beverley (Whipple) Thayer of Griswold. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Ledyard High School. He was a commercial fisherman all of his life and sadly, was aboard his vessel when he passed away so suddenly.
Tracy and his wife had many adventures travelling together. He enjoyed learning the history and cultures of the many destinations they visited, and was always open to a new culinary experience while travelling.
He also enjoyed gardening, scuba diving, sport fishing and was an avid reader. He was also known and loved for his vivid and animated storytelling: no one could relive an experience with such color and emotion the way he did. He was a member of the Southern New England Fisherman's and Lobstermen's Assoc. and the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in the Stonington borough.
Besides his wife and parents, he leaves three siblings, Karlene Blass and her husband, Warren, of Sandisfield, Mass., Kristine Seifert and her husband, Walter, of Canterbury, and Tad Thayer and his wife, Carol, of Montville; seven nephews, Robert, Forrest and Tobin Blass, Wally, Zack, and Sean Seifert, and Jack Thayer; one grand-nephew, Atticus Blass-Cunningham; godchildren, Khaliyl and Nahla Holland, both of Hamden; and a sister-in-law, Alex Fraser of San Francisco, Calif.
His family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic (51 Williams Ave.) A service celebrating his life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CT Chapter (www.cff.org/chapters.ct). A charity near and dear to Tracy's heart, as his nephew continues to fight a courageous battle against the disease.
Please visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to leave an online message of condolence.
Published in The Day on Oct. 26, 2012