Michael S. Tracey, 54 of Portsmouth, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
He was born on October 13, 1957, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire a son of Bernard and Judith (Noel) Tracey.
Michael graduated from Portsmouth High School, Class of 1975, entered into the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged.
Michael was a self-taught cook who took great pleasure in cooking for family, friends and anyone less fortunate.
Besides his parents, Bernard and Judy Tracey of Rye, survivors include his sisters, Marie Tracey Drake and husband Chris, Kellie Tracey; brother, Alan Tracey and wife, Kari; two nieces, Kristen Drake Pregge and Julia Drake; two nephews, Addison Drake and Justin Tracey; aunts, Maryann Watson and Renée Tracey; many cousins and his special friend, April Welch.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at St. Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Central Road, Rye, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seacoast Mental Health, (to support Child Adolescent and Family Services Department), 1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or Salvation Army Food Kitchen, 15 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.