Elmer E. Tracey Jr.


Elmer E. Tracey Jr, 79, went to be with the angels Feb. 19, 2022. Elmer was born in Harrington to Elmer Sr. and Corinne (Grant). He grew up in Bass Harbor, where he lived until 1960 when he met and married the love of his life, Helen Johnson. They celebrated 61 years of marriage in 2021.

As a young man Elmer worked in the fish factories and dug clams and worms. He cut wood and trucked it for many years until he started Tracey’s Sand and Gravel. He worked in the local area for over 35 years including snowplowing the town he lived in for 15 years.

Elmer was also a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by sons Reggie (Wendy) of North Carolina and Jason (Sherri) of Gouldsboro and daughter Judy (Bruce) Wilbur of Hancock; grandchildren Ashley (Josh) Lowell, Brandon (Kasey) Tracey, Bruce Wilbur Jr. and Cody Tracey; great-grandchildren Madison, Lil Jason, Cora, Connor and Desiree; his siblings, Lawrence (Roberta), Levon (Polly), Anita and Lorene as well as many nieces and nephews and his fur babies Peanut and Poppy.

A celebration of life will be held March 5 from noon-3 p.m. at the Steuben Fire House on Route 1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elmer’s name to the Steuben Fire Department, P.O. Box 236, Steuben, ME 04680, or your favorite charity. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.MaysFuneralHome.com.

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