Waitsfield, VT----Theresa Bolduc Tracy, 76, of Waitsfield, Vermont died on November 22, 2005. She was born June 16, 1929, the daughter of the late, Charles H. & Aurore (Theberge) Bolduc, at 500 Morrill Street, in Gilford, NH at the Bolduc Family Farm. She married Robert C. Tracy in 1949.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years and three daughters and their families: the Rev. Denise D. Tracy, husband William Decker, Kyle of Elgin, IL, Clarke Li of Oak Park, IL and Tracy Tirol of Anaheim, CA; Roberta S. Tracy, partner Dan Boomhower and Rikki Tracy of Montpelier, VT; Carol E. Tracy of Newington, CT, Scott T. Petrovits of Westport, CT and Jennifer T. Silver and her husband Damion of Philadelphia, PA, eight brothers Kenneth P. Bolduc, of Gilford, NH, Roland H. “Bud” Bolduc, of New Port Richey, FL, Charles A. Bolduc of New Port Richey, FL, Maurice F Bolduc, of New Port Richey, FL, Ernest G. Bolduc of Laconia, NH, the Rev. Hector L. Bolduc, of Gilford, NH, Armand A. Bolduc, of Laconia, NH and Robert J. Bolduc of Winnisquam, NH; three sisters, Anita McKeown of Belmont, NH, Lauretta L. Seabeck of Gilford, NH, Helen L. Gaudet of Belmont, NH. She was predeceased by her sister Barbara.
She was employed at the University of Hartford, for 20 years retiring in 1981. She relocated to Vermont after her retirement where she volunteered at the Waitsfield Elementary School, which she was often heard to say, “This was the best part of my day.” She loved to knit, do crewel work, quilt, and her kitchen was her favorite place. She enjoyed processing foods from their home grown gardens and berry patches. She spent endless hours working in her flower beds. Her yard was resplendent with new blossoms appearing weekly from the beginning of May until the end of September. She could saunter down the road and enjoy the symphonies of the early song birds or send messages on the waters of a flowing brook. She enjoyed the solitude of her long walks. She had a long list of people she corresponded with. She never tired of looking out at the many mountain ranges that surrounded her home. Children were her gems. She loved to have them around and never tired of their presence and the many contributions they made to her life.
She was an avid reader. Enjoyed a good book about early Colonial New England Life and Biographies. She was known for her ability to speak extemporaneously. She could easily capture the interest of an audience with her recollections.
She waged a valiant battle against the acute Leukemia that invaded her body. She was stalwart to the very end.
There will be no public viewing. Viewing by immediate members of the family only between 7:00-9:00PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH
There will be a Requiem Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 501 Morrill Street, Gilford, NH. at 11:00AM, Wednesday, November 30th. The mass will be celebrated by her brother, Rev. Hector L. Bolduc. Interment will follow immediately in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Gilford, NH.
A memorial service celebrated by her daughter Rev. Denise Tracy will be held at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ, Route 100, Waitsfield, VT on December 1, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to: The Theresa B. Tracy Orientation Leadership Scholarship at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.