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Stowers Funeral Home

401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL

OBITUARY

Annette Mary Tracy

April 16, 1940May 24, 2019

Annette M. Tracy, age 79, of Valrico, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born on April 16, 1940 in Mount Vernon, NY. She was the daughter of the late Philomena (Scudiero) and Anthony Maurino. She attended the public schools of Westchester County and was a graduate of A.B. Davis High School and through her love for fashion and design later attended Barbizon School of Modeling.

Annette truly lived life to the fullest and was an accomplished Interior Designer. She owned and operated a paint and wallcovering store, Tracy’s Color World, In Franklin Lakes, NJ with her beloved husband. Her Interior Design career spanned over 30 years and included stops at Ethan Allen, Eva’s Decorators and Tourneau Watches in NYC. Annette’s passion for decorating carried over into real estate where she purchased and sold many homes across New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Annette was an active member in her local chapter of BPW Florida, The Florida Federation of Business Professional Women’s Club, Inc. and sat as President. During her tenure, she was instrumental in starting the chapter and scholarship house at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. She was also involved in various clubs in The Villages including the Singles Gourmet and attended and was involved in the Woman’s Guild at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Annette enjoyed entertaining, playing bunco, attending Broadway plays, garage sales and traveling on cruises with her friends.

Annette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children; daughters Linda Beach (Eric) of Orlando, FL and Denise Valenza (Ross) of Lithia, FL and her beloved grandchildren, Garrett and Erica of Orlando, FL and Samantha, Ashley and Emily of Lithia, FL. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years, Stephen J Tracy, parents, Anthony and Philomena Maurino and sister, Geraldine Maurino.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 10118 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to The Fischer Center Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

Services

29 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

St Stephen Catholic Church

10118 St Stephen Circle
Riverview, FL

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Jerry Cirrincione

May 31, 2019

As a small child dearest Annette would babysit, for me. But early on I recall a trip to the University my mother graduated from. I was no more than five, or six years old, My dearest Aunt Faye, Geraldine, Annette, my mother and I went to the campus of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, the Bronx, N.Y. I think my mom was trying to plant a seed in Annette's mind about going on to college. It was no secret (my mom told me this several times over the years) that my mother favored Annette of all her cousins, and she had plenty. Her mother Angelina had two sisters, and three brothers. There was no shortage of female cousins. However, Annette's mom Faye, had been close to my mother, at one time residing together in the same household. Also moving to Westchester was partly due to the fact that Faye had already done so, and my mom, dad, moved not too far from my dearest aunt Faye (i.e. Philomena). So mom had the additional motivation of watching Annette grow into a beautiful woman. I recall us roaming the grounds, being awed by the religious statues. But it was not to be as Annette had fallen in love with Steve. I recall hearing about Steve, who was Steve, when will I meet him, what is he like? Jealous child perhaps? Ironic too is that while mom moved to Westchester partly to be near Aunt Faye, many years later her move to Florida was partly to be near Annette. Still fresh in my mind were the dance lessons I received as an approximately nine year old on Bleeker St. from Annette and her best friend Pat. I was in heaven as the Elvis Presley 45's blared "Jailhouse Rock", and "You ain't nothin', but a hound dog". Still recall the dance, and can still do it today. Annette and Pat taught me the "Lindy" as they called it. I had a great time being swung around by these two beautiful, still teenage gals. There is something out there besides baseball, though I wasn't sure what it was then. I'd fallen in love with Annette and Pat. It lasted a lifetime.

Sandy Ferren

May 30, 2019

Your mom was a beautiful woman, she was always dressed to the nines even when sitting in your driveway for the annual garages sales, I would bump into her occasionally shopping and she always had a great story to share, she loved her girls and her grandchildren. I am so very sorry for your families loss, prayers to all of you.

Nikki Waychowski

May 30, 2019

I will always remember when I was a kid going with my grandma to the house in Spring Hill passing the big Dinosaurs on the way ..That is how I knew we were almost to Annette’s house.
I can still hear her brackets clicking together as she talked. She always let me swim sleepover and play with the dollhouse in the garage .
She was one of a kind . Sending you all my love and prayers .

Beverly Waychowski

May 29, 2019

Although I can't be there Physical, my heart is there to an Awesome, Amazing Woman. She & husband brought up two amazing daughters, Linda & Denise, grandchildren too. Annette's mother Fay is missed too but now you are with your beloved Steve, Gerri & mother. Bevie

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