Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Tracey K. Nieuwenhuizen

September 2, 1963March 25, 2020

Tracey K. Nieuwenhuizen, 56, passed away on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital. She was born and raised in New Bedford, MA daughter of the late Kenneth Leighton Sr. and the late Andrea Pina.

Some of her favorite times were attending the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade and family celebrations. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved to cook, read, bake brownies with her eldest grandson, play cards with her only granddaughter and blow bubbles with her youngest grandson. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving, which she hosted yearly.

She is survived by her fiancé Gene Williams, her daughter Jade Vieira, husband Kyle Vieira, her step-daughter Sonia Lopes. Her two brothers Kenneth (Jr.) and Henry Leighton. She is also survived by her grandchildren Glenn Jr. and Ja’liyah Westgate, Kyrel Vieira, as well as her nieces and nephews: Kenny, Dalton, Kiana, Kendra, Nathenial, Kenyon, Ziare, and a great niece and nephew..

A private memorial service will be held for family members to enjoy one last cookout.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that if you are able, please donate blood at your local blood bank in Tracey’s honor.

For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.


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K Calder

April 2, 2020

In the short time that I have known Tracy she always put a smile on my face no matter what my mood might’ve been at the time. She always had a smile on her face. And some quick witted jab or zing that I always looked forward to hearing! Tracy you will be missed very much. Go spread your light and energy sister.❤️

Kiana Leighton

March 29, 2020

Missing my beautiful bestfriend so much I go to pick up the phone to call you every morning! We would always joke we wish we had the number down there or up there man I wish I had the number to heaven 😇❤️

Karen DaCosta

March 28, 2020

Tracey I will always remember the times when you came to take your grandchildren and Kiana off the bus. The children were so excited to see you and you were just as excited to see them, smothering them with hugs and kisses....The love that you had for them showed through your beautiful smile!! I always had so much laughter with you(I will never forget the Ex Lax Chocolate conversation that we had).😂 You are now with your loving mother, in a beautiful place.Thank You for helping your Mom in taking care of Kiana. I not only saw it through the care but more in the love ❤️ that you instilled into Kiana, now she is a Superb Mom and you had a part in that....Until we meet again, Love You My Friend! ❤️

Carolina Santos

March 27, 2020

I remember when you lived in Ben Rose and Jade was just a little girl.... the good times we had... I carry those memories in my heart.... rest in eternal paradise my friend ~ FULL BLESSINGS

Dianna Sylvia

March 27, 2020

I remember we had our fun times me, Judy Tracey.Connie Going to miss you see when I get there...

Kiana Leighton

March 26, 2020

The greatest aunt and uncle ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Jennifer Souza

March 26, 2020

I remember when I was a kid I spent a lot of time with aunty Tracey her cooking taking me shopping watching movies my heart hurts and u truly will be missed I am going to miss u messaging me all the time saying always remember I am ur aunty and that u will remain I love u Aunty and u will be missed 😢

Kiana Leighton

March 26, 2020

I wish i could point my finger up to heaven to go be with my tt like when i was little always wanting to watch scary movies and eat candy with my beautiful tt who helped raise and shape the person i am today you will never be forgotten in my eyes everyone always told you, you were the best tt ever took me everywhere with you bought me everything gave the best advice had the leighton trait we sweet but dont make us turn sour we just so much alike how blessed was i ! I will cherish our everyday phone calls to keep each other sane! And then the love you showed my daughter it was like watching you love on me all over again i will have such an empty place where you and nana go its insane but i will carry you beautiful ladies on in honer I will miss you women immensely but until we meet again i cant wait for the 3 amigos to be together again in the clouds❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔💔💔💔😪

Jennifer Boucher

March 26, 2020

Tracey there are to many memories to even begin I want to say you my dearest had a heart of gold a loving caring nurturing soul you my friend u are greatly missed already I'll never forget are time on Emma st and Nelson st lol I love u girl more then words can say u are the best 🌹😢