Michael R. Tracey, 69, of Norwell, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at South Shore Hospital.
Born January 13, 1953, in Brookline, MA, Mike grew up in and attended North Quincy schools, graduating in 1971. He was a member of both the golf and football teams. He was the son of the late Robert and Helen (Brennan) Tracey. Survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Joyce E. (Gordon) Tracey and cherished son Kyle. Devoted brother of Ethel Conroy (Late husband Frank), Stephen Tracey, Maureen Martinello (Joseph) and Timothy Tracey (Kate). Mike was especially fond of his aunt Kay Glennon and cousin Cathy Moynihan. He was the proud uncle of many nieces, nephews and beloved and adored by his brothers and sisters-in-law.
One of Mike’s greatest accomplishments was founding Tracey Sales, a small business he successfully owned and operated in Norwell. His personality and honest approach to business allowed him to foster long-lasting friendships and relationships for over 35 years.
After retirement, Mike was able to enjoy many rounds of golf and possibly a few trips to the 19th hole with his good friends. He never missed an opportunity for an outing, and if he wasn’t playing golf, he was watching it. One of the highlights of his love for golf was walking the sacred grounds of Augusta National during The Masters, a trip he always spoke about fondly.
Football was a Sunday event in the Tracey household. Friendly wagers between Kyle and Mike resulted in a free lunch for the winner. With Mike, it was more than that, it was time spent with his son.
He appreciated the simple things in life. Taking walks, sitting on the jetty in Scituate, traveling with family, birdwatching and growing sunflowers. He found pleasure in the sanctity of his yard.
Mike would like to be remembered for being one of the good ones. He did what was right just because it was the right thing to do.
Mike lived a life far too short, filled with love of his wife, son Kyle, extended family and friends. He was a caregiver of many, always ready to help, never looking for recognition. He shared kindness, caring and concern for everyone around him. One can only hope, he was aware of the impact he had on so many with his kind words of advice and encouragement.
Joyce recalls meeting Mike 36 years ago, and her first impression was “you don’t meet guys like him anymore.” They went on a second date and never looked back.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Norwell First Responders for your professionalism and kindness. We will be forever grateful.
Donations in memory of Mike may be made to the American Heart Association or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
“Always remember me in your hearts, in your thoughts and in the memories of the times we shared."
A Celebration of Life service will be celebrated on May 25, 2022. For details regarding contact information, please email the funeral home at firstname.lastname@example.org