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Howard Joseph Tracey 1948-2023

Howard Joseph Tracey

July 27th 1948 – March 11th 2023


Howard Joseph Tracey, 74 of North Haven Connecticut, passed away peacefully on March 11th 2023.

Howard “Tracey”, “Howie”, “Howard J” was born on July 27th 1948 to John and Margret in New Haven CT. After he graduated from Hill House High School in 1966, he went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.

Throughout his decades as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, he created bonds with many who would become great friends throughout his life. In his retirement you would find Howard in his backyard listening to music, or in his den watching the Green Bay Packers.


Howard married his “Queen” Janice Vanacore Tracey on September 9th 1988, They celebrated their 34th anniversary this past September. Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Bob (Jenn) Vanacore, and Paul (Mariam) Vanacore. Also survived by Charlene Vanacore and Jeremy Waycutt whom he also considered family.


One of six children, Howard was preceded in death by his parents John and Margret, His Siblings John “Red” Tracey and Patricia Weed. He is survived by his wife Janice, his siblings Ruthie Ferro, Kathy Miranda, and Gail Grottole.


“Grampy” is Also survived by his Grandchildren, Amanda, Logan, Vanessa, David, Stephanie, his six Great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews all of whom held a special place in his heart.


“Freedom” (his people will know.)


The Family would like to thank the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven Connecticut, especially the ALS Clinic who have been overwhelmingly helpful.


Internment will be held in private at a later date.


For those who’d wish to, we’d like to ask that you donate to

VA Connecticut HCS

Voluntary Service 135, c/o ALS Clinic

950 Campbell Ave

West Haven, CT 06516


Made out to:

VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Memo Line: In Memory of Howard Tracey


US VETERAN


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