Tracy E. Cole, 56, an area resident since 1993, died on January 13, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by her family and many of her friends.
Born on November 14, 1960, she was the daughter of Peter and Margaret Birittella. On September 11, 1992 at the Briarcliff Congregational Church, Tracy married William H. Cole who survives at home. She is also survived by her sons, Nicholas P. Cole of Wappingers Falls and William R. Cole of Wappingers Falls; her brother, Michael Marshall of Briarcliff, NY; her sister, Kelly Riccardi (Mark) of Beacon, NY; her sister, Linda Marshall (Billy) of Croton, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Peter.
Though taken too soon from her loved ones, Tracy enjoyed a full and rewarding life. She enjoyed her life-long work as a hairdresser. She was an energetic hostess known for her annual Super Bowl parties. She enjoyed spending time with her family and camping with her husband and sons in their travel trailer. She will be both greatly missed and remembered for her generosity and willingness to always lend a helping hand.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 16 from 4 to 8 pm at Straub Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home 55 E Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 2568 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY, with burial to follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Route 9, Fishkill, NY.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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