Obituary for Gordon "Gordie" E. Tracy
Gordon E. Tracy “Gordie”, 80, of Enfield, passed away peacefully on Monday August 25. He was born in West Hartford, CT, graduating from Hall High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Korea and Japan. He was predeceased by his wife, Irma (Masse) Tracy, whom he married on June 7, 1958. They made their home together in Enfield for 43 years, raising their two sons. Gordie worked for Kaman for 35 years, retiring in 1995. He was active with the Enfield Single Seniors and was a volunteer at the New England Air Museum. Gordie was very involved with his boys growing up, coaching in the Hazardville Little League from 1969 through 1978, winning championships in 1971 with his Starr Homes team and again in 1978 with his Bridges Construction Team. He was also involved with Boy Scout Troop 888.
Gordie leaves behind his son Jeff, his wife Donna and their daughter Alexandra of Andover, CT; his son Steve Tracy, his partner Christina Anchetta and stepdaughter Skyler of Chesapeake, VA; his sister, Norma Keans of Walpole, NH; his sister-in-law Eleanor (Masse) Coulter and her husband Al of Enfield. He also leaves behind his dear friend and partner, Nancy Lecours of Somers, CT. Nancy, you meant so such to Dad. Words cannot express how much it meant to us seeing how happy he was with you. Gordie will always be remembered for his positive outlook and his great sense of humor. Steve and I were very lucky to have such a great Dad and role model in our lives.
Relatives and friends may gather with his family during calling hours on Thursday (Aug. 28), from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial & Remembrance Service at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield, CT. Burial with military honors will be held on Friday (Aug. 29), at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s King St. Cemetery, Enfield (Meet at the cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082.