Brian A. Tracey

Brian A. Tracey, 56, of Hornell, New York, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Brian was born on May, 22, 1960 in Rockville, CT.  He is preceded in death by his mother June D. Tracey.

Surviving are his father Patrick M. Tracey of Tolland, CT; his brothers Michael P. Tracey (and his wife Gayl) of Middletown, CT, Dennis G. Tracey (and his wife Tracey) of Granby, CT and Patrick S. Tracey (and his wife Sarah) of Westborough, MA.

He was a loving uncle to Ryan, Alex, Sarah, Brendan, Samantha, Patrick, Brigid and Sean. Brian also is survived by aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Brian was a superior athlete and a better friend. The content of his character was only out matched by his wit and gentle strength. Brian excelled at Tolland High School in athletics and attended Southern Connecticut University on a football scholarship. He later served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division as a Paratrooper where he participated in Operation Urgent Fury for the liberation of Grenada.

Brian’s smile, kindness and spirit will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.

Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled Veterans of America organization.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY

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