Tracie Blazei Death, Obituary – Tracie – Over the past few weeks, you have been the only thing that has been on my mind. Thinking, wishing, fretting, and wondering about things… When I first saw you, the first thing that went through my mind was, “This girl is badass.” (At the time, you were also six months pregnant with Morgan Lee.) Your presence was something that could be felt. I will never forget that day. Your eyes.
Your demeanor. Intimidating. Concerned about the identity of the woman who is seen frequently with your younger brother. The final sister of the Symons family to be brought together. After that, I heard your voice… It was really wonderful… very reassuring. You smiled at me, and from that moment on…I’m going to miss our private laughs together, as well as your charming little chuckle.
I will miss how much love you had for our Jills, and I will never forget the fact that you were the first person to see her in the hospital during the swine flu outbreak, when no one else was let in. You went in anyhow to grab her, and nothing could have stopped you if you tried. I know that Jillian was one of the people that brought out the best in you, and I’m going to miss seeing that side of you. She had such profound affection for you. You made sure that her “Cousin Weeks” were always memorable and full of laughter and good times.
Also, the manner in which you photographed all of the events that your guys participated in. The recollections that she will carry with her forever. I shall miss the way that you would initiate the planning process for our next family gathering. You were our glue. I shall miss our enjoyable discussions… there were a lot of them. Your insight and opinion on many matters, as well as assistance and encouragement, and the knowledge you’ve gained from your experiences.
It will be strange not hearing you refer to us as “Grandma’s” and “Brats” in your usual tone. Your voice. Your chuckle. I will miss your homemade dish cloths, your tortilla roll ups, your candles that were the BEST, and all of those other small things that you would do and believe are “nothing big.” It was. There are a lot of things… but mostly I’ll just miss having you around.
I, along with you, will never abandon Dennis, Ryan, or Morgan in their time of need. You have nothing to worry about in that regard. Those assurances that I gave you previously will never be broken. You were courageous for such a long time and put up such a fierce fight… there was so much more that we probably weren’t even aware of. I really hope that you get the serenity that you so well deserve and have been yearning for for such a long time. Your PEACE. I will always adore you….My heart feels broken.