Laverty, Tracy Marie LOUDONVILLE Tracy Marie Laverty, 31 years old, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She is survived by her mother, Cornelia Laverty O'Connor and her stepfather Patrick O'Connor. She was deeply beloved by her late father, James Michael Laverty; brother, Conor (wife Colleen) Laverty of Half Moon; brother, Christian James Laverty of Beverly, Mass.; stepbrothers, John and Andrew O'Connor; loving friends, Shannon Casey and Daniel Codden; aunts and uncles, Bridget and Joe Vaughan of Co. Mayo, Ireland; Catherine and Gerard Vaughan of Nassau, N.Y.; Nora and Dennis Leonard of Castleton, N.Y; Kyrle and Anne Holland of Plymouth, Mass.; John and Kathleen Holland of Co. Cork, Ireland and Maria and John Russell of Co. Cork, Ireland. She loved life with a passion. She was totally committed to making others happy. She gave life everything she had and more. She drew others to the flame of spontaneous joy. She had a consuming passion for innovation, studying to create a culture of innovation for her P.H.D. From the beginning, she marched to a different drummer. Tracy wrote her own script; she was the mistress of her own destiny. She is now joined in heaven with her loving father, Grandpa Cornelius Holland and Grandma Marie Holland. Her incredible spirit will live on in each of us as we journey through the many tomorrows. Onwards and upwards. The family asks for your prayers to help us celebrate the joy of her short life. Tracy earned her B.S. from Siena College, and her MBA from UAlbany, and is a candidate for her P.H.D. at RPI. Funeral services Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9 a.m. from McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany thence to the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill, Albany at 9:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday, March 10, 2013 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Tracy would have loved your contribution to encourage and support students involved in innovation and entrepreneurship by funding efforts to start and develop businesses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tracy Laverty Innovation Fund, c/o Nicole Durrick, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590. To leave the family a special message on their guest book, obtain a prayer card or directions, please visit McveighFuneralHome.com
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McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street Albany, NY 12206
Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2013