Debra Ann Tracey, age 54, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Saturday June 23, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital.
Debra was born in Bronx, New York on September 19th, 1963 to Joan Baigis and John Murphy.
Debra was a Pre-K teacher at the Putnam Indian Field School in Greenwich for 28 years. She taught with enthusiasm and compassion and was passionate about working with children. Debra was a resident of Darien, CT and more recently of Stratford, CT where she lived with her three children, Kristin, Allyson and Liam as well as her husband Peter Gall and her stepson, Cody Gall.
Debra and Peter Gall were married on May 27th, 2006 and renewed their vows for their 10 year wedding anniversary in 2016. They celebrated their vow renewal surrounded by family and loved ones and enjoyed a reception at their home in Stratford.
Debra’s favorite activities always involved her being surrounded by family and friends. She loved to cheer on her children at Irish dance competitions and was perhaps the loudest fan at her son’s soccer games and track meets. She loved being involved with the Irish dancing community and enjoyed watching her children dance with the Lynn Academy of Irish Dance. Debra often enjoyed trips to Block Island with her family, and loved to sit on the patio at Ballards listening and dancing to live music. Although Debra enjoyed the busyness of her day to day life, she also enjoyed her simple Saturday nights in with her dear friend Clarissa and loving husband Peter.
Debra will be remembered for her love of life and her joyous personality. Debra loved telling stories about her three children whom she cared for and loved deeply. She is survived by her mother Joan Dascoli, her husband Peter Gall, her stepson Cody, her three children, Kristin, Allyson and Liam Tracey and their father Michael Tracey of Greenwich, CT. Her death is preceded by that of her father, John Murphy and her loving stepfather Joe Dascoli.
Debra’s family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday the 28 at Leo P. Gallagher and Son funeral home, 31 Arch Street in Greenwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday the 29 at 10:00 am, at Sacred Heart Church, 95 Henry Street, Greenwich, CT. Burial will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.
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