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Anne E. Tracey (born Seely)


Gender: Female

Date of Death: January 10, 2008

Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ

Death Place: Cedar Grove, NJ

Anne E. Tracey

Anne E. (Seely) Tracey

Mass for Anne E. (Seely) Tracey, 99, of Jersey City, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Aedan’s Church, Jersey City. She died Thursday at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Cedar Grove.

Born in Jersey City, she lived there for many years.

Tracey was a longtime communicant of St. Aedan’s Church, Jersey City, and was a former president of its Rosary Society. She was also a past secretary of its Senior Citizens Group.

She was honored by St. Mary’s Grammar School for being the oldest alumna, and she attended graduation each year as a presenter of the Deacon John Seely Award, an award that honored her late brother.

Tracey was an accomplished pianist who specialized in classic music.

At age 80, she took art classes and won several awards for her artwork in Morris County.

Tracey was a Seton Associate of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth.

While a resident at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Cedar Grove, she did service work there.

On Nov. 12, 1927, she was one of the first people to walk through the newly constructed Holland Tunnel on its opening day. The ceremony was presided over by President Calvin Coolidge.

“By the time it was finished, we were all so eager to see it firsthand,” stated Tracey, in a June 30, 1994 issue of The Jersey Journal. “We weren’t so much frightened as we were curious.”

Surviving are a daughter, Sister Maryanne, S.C., a son, John F. Tracey; a sister-in-law, Veronica Svehla; and many nieces and nephews.

McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City, is in charge.

Published in The Jersey Journal, (Jersey City, NJ) – January 12, 2008, page A18

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