LAURENCE TRACY
1944 - 2020
BORN
1944
DIED
2020
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LAURENCE J. TRACY (Age 75)  
Laurence J. Tracy, age 75, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020 after a sudden and long struggle with heart problems. After 55 years of marriage, he is survived by his wife, Susan of Reston, Virginia, and four children, Laurence J. (Jay) Tracy, Jr. (Judi) of Odenton, Maryland., Stephen Tracy (Isabelle), Christine Stone (Rick) and Michael Tracy (Meaghan) all in Ashburn, Virginia, along with 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Larry came to Virginia in 1951 from Springfield, Massachusetts, where the Tracy family eventually settled in the Lake Barcroft area with his father, Thomas A. Tracy and mother Grace (Collins) Tracy and seven siblings. He proudly attended Gonzaga College High School (1961), in Washington D.C., Fairfield University in Connecticut, and finishing at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He then received his law degree from George Mason University in 1989, and set up his law practice in the City of Falls Church, Virginia in 1991 and continued to practice law until this year. Larry was not only proud to be 100% Irish, but was humbled to be sober in Alcoholics Anonymous for 47 years where he learned to grow spiritually and be of service to others. He also carried that same practice of being of service to others in his law practice. In addition to family and friends he leaves behind the joy of playing golf (a spiritual experience!!!), avid reader, the stock market, and great conversations with just about anyone about anything.  Services will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA 20191, with a viewing on Thursday, February 27th from 5-8 p.m., and on Friday, February 28th, a 9:30 a.m. viewing and 10:30 Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family would be pleased to have donations made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, P.O. Box 1900, Merrifield, VA 22116-1900
Published by The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
27
Service
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA
Feb
28
Viewing
9:30a.m.
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA
Feb
28
Service
10:30a.m.
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA
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I remember him from our days at GMU School of Law (class of 1989). He had a great sense of humor, a necessity to make it through 4 years of night classes reading thick case books. He was a clearly a very thoughtful and caring person, his compassion and empathy for others was always apparent. I am sure he was a great father and grand-father, and is deeply missed.
Christopher Lynt
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
a loved one
February 27, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful man who was a dear and thoughtful friend to the Bussey family. We will miss you and keep you in our hearts and thoughts forever, always remembering the love and support we shared between our families over the years. May God hear our prayers and surround the Tracy family with His love and healing grace. Much love, Larry and Ellen
Ellen Bussey
February 24, 2020
Ellen Bussey
February 24, 2020
To the Tracy Family, God Bless you all and give you all comfort and peace. Larry embraced his life with strong commitment to family and friends, and from what I see and hear, he did it all and with such joy and pride. What a blessing he must have been and how proud you all must be of him! Susan Moon
February 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the Tracy family. Sending prayers, love
Meg Nolan-Southard
Friend
February 17, 2020
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