Tracey Jo (Lauriente) Pass of Agawam, MA went to her Heavenly home on June 5, 2022 at the age of 60.
Tracey was born in Springfield, MA on February 8, 1962 to Frank and Geraldine (Giannetti) Lauriente.
She was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA and went on to receive her BSN from Elms College and her Master’s in Education from American International College. Tracey was a teacher at the Enfield Christian School, Baystate Children’s Hospital, and with Agawam Public Schools where she loved her students and desired to make an impact.
Tracey met her husband William “Bill” in the neighborhood in which they both grew up, went to prom together and fulfilled their love story on September 7, 1984 when they took their vows and committed forever to one another.
Tracey was a type 1 diabetic and so when they discovered she was pregnant with their 1st born child medical staff discouraged them from continuing on with the pregnancy due to the many complications that could arise; however, they held on to their unwavering faith in Jesus. After several months on bed rest in the hospital they were blessed with a miracle baby boy, Christopher; their only child who was born on Tracey’s birthday. Tracey and Bill’s life from here on out faced many challenges like this one where their faith was tested, yet their love was fueled and foundation strengthened by moving forward hand in hand together.
Tracey had multiple heart attacks over the years and suffered from kidney failure in which her sister Barbra Dobek lovingly gifted her a kidney which lasted well over the average expectancy.
In truth; Tracey would have told you this obituary should have been written long ago. With that being said, Tracey lived her life being present in the moments appreciating them all whether small or big. She loved God fully, loved others unconditionally, and lived for making memories with her family! Tracey loved spending time on Cape Cod, in Maine, and on Disney vacations! She had a passion for working with her hands in her home garden oasis and painting over the years. She and her ‘daughter-in-love’ Shelley spent many times painting together over the years. And in the last five years she had been blessed to become Grandma or “Jo” as they call her, 3 times over, which became a great joy for her!
Tracey has served fervently alongside Bill as he has been the lead Pastor of a loving church community and she has exemplified what it means when said, “It is far greater to give than to receive” in many ways. Tracey chose simple over flashy, had a passionate spirit, beautiful smile and bright blue eyes. She embodied courage and loved encouraging others in a loving way.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” – 2 Timothy 4:7
Tracey is survived by her husband Bill, son Christopher and his wife Shelley along with their 3 sons; Hudson, Elliott and Delano. She also leaves behind her mother Geraldine, her sister Cheryl Rossman and husband Bob, and her sister Barbra Dobek and her husband Ted, sister-in-law Sue Carroll and her husband Norm, brother-in-law Bob Pass and his wife Nancy, sister-in-law Cindy Mueller and her husband Paul, and many beloved nephews and nieces.
We would like to thank all of the doctors and staff at Baystate Medical Center and a special thank you to Dr. Gartman, Dr. Peterman, Dr Germain and Dr. Hsu.
Calling hours will be at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street, Agawam, MA from 4-7pm on Thursday June 9th. A celebration of life service will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 11th at Church of Redemption, 50 Maple Street, Agawam, MA. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Church of Redemption, 50 Maple St, Agawam, MA 01001.
For online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.