Curtis A. Tracy, 78, died July 8, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 3, 1931, in Franklin, the son of Howard and Cora (Morse) Tracy.
Curtis was a United States Army veteran, serving in South Korea during the Korean War. He married Nancy Welch Aug. 7, 1954. He lived in Connecticut for many years, where he worked as a truck driver for the local Teamsters Union No. 493 for 32 years, before retiring back to his home, the state of Maine. Curtis was a family man, he had a great sense of humor. He was a very kind, caring, sensitive and compassionate person. Curtis was a foster parent for many years, and he was especially proud of his family, they meant the world to him. He was an avid Red Sox and NASCAR fan. Curtis left a fond imprint on everyone he met.
He leaves behind his loving bride of almost 55 years, Nancy “Liz”; three daughters, Roxanne Tanguay and her husband, Ron Tanguay, Tammy Rogers and fiancé, Arland Connor, and Keliee Beattie and her husband, John Beattie Jr.; two grandsons, Rob Mercer and Joshua Rogers; three granddaughters, Jessica Bein, Jacqueline Rogers and Taylor Beattie; great-grandchildren Jeffrey, Sierra, Isabelle, Seth, Dillon, Noah, Arianna, Brett, Aiden, Zoey and Connor; several nephews, including Mark Ober, Earl Tracy, Richard Tracy; extended family, Greg and Cathy Ring. He is also survived by several close brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, family names, Abbott, Bierman and Welch; and a sister, Pat Waddell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Ficket; brothers, Paul, Clifford, Kenneth, and Carl Tracy; grandson, Jeffrey Rogers; along with several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the nurses, certified nurses’ aides and doctors that cared for him and a special thank you to Debbie Scappaticci.
A memorial reception was held July 10, 2009, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth. Donations may be made to Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice of Blue Hill, Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Condolences may be sent to www.bragdonkelley.com.