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32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837
Nelson Tracy

Nelson Richard Tracy

Monday, December 6th, 1943 - Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Nelson Richard Tracy, a resident of Sterling Heights, died peacefully, surrounded by the love of family in his home following a long illness. He was 75 years of age.

Nelson was born in Detroit on December 6, 1943, the son of Roy and Bertha (Baldwin) Tracy. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Sharon Lee Ptacnik on September 5, 1964 in the First Baptist Church of Troy. The couple first made their home in Warren and finally in Sterling Heights in 1966. He was a member of the Roofers Local 149 Union and had started in the roofing business as a teen working for the Milbrand Roofing Company of Warren until retirement at the age of 55. Nelson loved baseball, playing in his younger years and was an avid New York Yankee fan. He liked cutting his lawn and showed great pride in it, loved his family time and helping at Sterling Woods Party Store. He was a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Nelson is survived by his devoted wife, Sharon; his loving children, Nora (Scott) Sanders, Diane (Brian) Salliotte, and Jennifer (Scott) Hayward; his loving grandchildren, Katie, Nicholas, Rachel and Megan. He is also survived by sisters Janet Dishman, Dixie Stocks, Judy Smith,and Audrey Prosowski. He was preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Jack and Donald Tracy, and sisters Virginia McFaul and Geraldine Chronabery. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2pm till 8pm at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser and Sunday from 12 Noon till time of service at 1pm. A private burial will take place at Christian Memorial Gardens of Rochester Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor to Michele's Rescue or Fellowship Chapel Help Charities appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home
    Address
    32814 Utica Road
    Fraser, Michigan 48026
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home
    Address
    32814 Utica Road
    Fraser, Michigan 48026
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    Notes
    Additional Visitation from 12 Noon to 1pm
  • Interment

    Location
    Christian Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    521 East Hamlin Road
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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    Notes
    Private

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With heartfelt condolences, From the Nicosia Family (Gerard, Andy, Jason) and the Lawn Busters Crew
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Ronald Sygiel

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Dear Sharon, Nora, Diane, Jennifer and Families, We are saddened to hear of Nellie’s passing. We pray that soon your hearts will be filled with happy memories and not sad with sorrow. He was a strong little man with a very Big Heart. May he rest in Eternal Peace. Forever in our prayers. Our deepest Sympathy and Love, Pat and Ron Sygiel.
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Posted at 03:13pm
To the Salliotte family, please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Diane's beloved father. Sincerely,
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Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Bill, Jeff, and Phil
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Tony Prosowski

Posted at 09:29am
Uncle Nellie gave me my first job in construction Roofing he put a hammer in my hand in history was being made I was a handful he had both hands open for that I will be forever grateful I can remember the decades of him and my father playing Horseshoes and drinking Stroh's Beer I thought he was spokesperson for the company he was well-liked by everybody he met and will be missed I had recently spoke with him and managed to get a smile I had told him I tried to get away from this work I just can't seem to!! he told me it was the Tracy blood they called him cuz never new why I think it was f or what he did when asked for help he just did it just b cuz!!! Love you Uncle say hi to everybody waiting on you
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