Tracy L. Hayes
- June 13, 1965 - March 24, 2011
- Middleburgh, New York
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“I close my eyes as I wipe a tear.
I just keep wishing you were still here.
I will hold all the memories deep in my heart.
Through these memories...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Tiffany - She was alot to me!
“Tracey was a ray of sunshine even when you could tell that she wasn't feeling well or was having a cloudy day. With her kind, gentle, humble soul she...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Patrice Mei - Cobleskill, NY
“I will miss Tracy more than words can express. I have known Tracy for a short period of time but she was my rock when I needed someone to lean on. ...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Schaffer - Cobleskill , NY
“I had the benefit of working with Tracy at DSS. Tracy always made me smile, she has a great sense of humor. We went to the DV Liason training...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Lori Proudman - Schoharie, NY
“We send our deepest sympathies to Tracy's family. It seems like yesterday when she was walking the halls of MCS as a student. We were both so proud...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Robert and Deborah Herodes
I know your heart is broken. Your best friend is no longer here with you.
Please know, Tracey will be watching over you always....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Kathleen Samaniuk Hayes
I'm so sorry,my heart goes out to you.
"Grief can't be shared.Everyone carries it alone,his own burden,his own way."
7 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Hayes
“Thank you Tracy for being my friend, it's something I will always cherish!! I won't gush on and on about you because I can hear you say "stop it...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Paula Reinhart - North Blenheim, NY
“To Tracy's family....I am so sorry for your loss....Tracy was a wonderful person and she will be missed. I hope all the wonderful memories you...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Michele Wernau - Friend
“Today was the day you grew your wings to fly -
To that beautiful place in the sky-
No more pain, no more hurt...will you feel
For you are now...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Valorie Goodrich - Middleburgh, NY
“Choo, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very sorry for your loss.
11 of 25 | Posted by: Christina Boehler - NY - Family
“Your suffering is finally over and you can rest now. We all miss you terribly. You were the guiding light for many of us. You will never be...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Lyn Weideman - Friend
“To Choo and Joy with love
13 of 25 | Posted by: Laurie Drago - Colonie, NY
“daughter,the first time we saw you was July 20 1965.What a wonderful beginningof a lifetime of Love,Admiration,and jOY for us it was,and will ever...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: lizandmikemacmillan - Middleburgh, NY
“My heart goes out to you all Tracy was an amazing woman .She had the biggest heart of anyone i have ever know.
15 of 25 | Posted by: Heide Bender - St. Johnsville, NY
“I'm going to miss you so much kiki. I cant believe your not here with me you always have been i'll miss everything we did together which was a lot. I...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Mariah Capone - Middleburgh, NY
“Some of my most precious memories were shared with Tracy when were "coming out of our shell" thats right, the late teens and early twenties. Our...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Robin (Lawyer) Hagadorn - NY
“I will always keep very fond memories of Aunt Kiki. Christmas', Birthday's, days when we all got together because we needed good company or a laugh.....Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberly Gage (Nicholson)
“I have known the Hayes family for year"s. My daughter Tammy (Lutinski) Wake and Babette have been friend"s since high school. I knew tracy from...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Winnie Lane
“Sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and your family.
20 of 25 | Posted by: Tammy (Lutinski) Wake
“my PITA, we were friends for only 6 years but it felt like we knew each other forever. And I am so glad for that. You are an amazing woman and I am a...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Ellen Young - Schenectady, NY
“You have been my best friend for 25+ years! You were always there for me and my family. You helped my Dad, Mom and sister at their time of need and...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Joy Nicholson
“I'm so sorry for your loss Hayes family. Tracy was a wonderful women the few years i knew/worked in the same building with her. Her hair was amazing...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Stacy Robison - co-worker
“I'll always cherish the time we got to know each other when we took care of Big Mommy, and how you would get on me for saying "diapers". You were...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Caldwell - Mechanicsville, MD
“Tracy was smart, driven, funny and too often underestimated. She gave more than she took.
25 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Tanney - Richmondville, NY
Middleburgh- Tracy L. Hayes, 45, known lovingly to her family and friends as “Kiki” and “Gomer”, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at her home. Her beloved husband of twenty one years, Roland “Choo” Hayes was at her side and helped with her care, until the end of her illness.
Tracy was born in Cobleskill, N.Y. on June 13, 1965. She attended Middleburgh Central School and went on to acquire an Associate’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She used her education to the benefit of many employers including ARC, Mountain View Manor, Scotia Baptist Retirement Center. Most recently she worked at the Schoharie County Department of Social Services as a Case Worker, working with families and their children.
Tracy was also a Personal Care Aide, a Home Health Aide, a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Licensed Realtor. She received her certification as a tax preparer to provide free tax assistance to the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Tracy was also trained as a Domestic Violence Liaison.
Tracy is survived by her husband, Roland “Choo” Hayes of Middleburgh, and step-daughters: Michele (Darin) Zauner of Florida and Babette (Mark) Beckley of Florida; grandchildren: Amanda (Austin) Akey, Mariah and Gabby Capone, DJ (Paige) Zauner and Zeke and Annie Zauner.
To the beloved family she built, she leaves these sentiments: To her husband, “Choo” Hayes: “The circle of our love was completed by you being my best friend.”; to Joy and Fred Nicholson and family (of Schoharie): “All of the memories that we made are what made us family.”; to Janet and Randy Simeon (of Middleburgh): “Who gave me more than they thought.”; to Shannon and Scott Van Kuren (of Middleburgh): “May you know the memories of the bumps in the road will all flatten at one time.” and to Mema and Pepa MacMillan (of Middleburgh): “You layed the footsteps for the path I took in life.”
Tracy was predeceased by her father: John Fred Daring, Jr. and her brother: Todd J. Daring.
She leaves behind her biological family; mother: Rose Daring of Florida; a sister: Christina (Michael) Boehler of Sharon Springs; two brothers: Donald (Linda) Daring of Florida and John Daring, III of Middleburgh and several nieces and nephews.
Tracy’s family would like to thank Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care for their assistance and care in easing her final weeks.
In death, as in life, Tracy will continue to help others. She donated her body to study and research through the Albany Medical College’s Anatomical Gift Program.
To honor Tracy’s wishes, there will be no formal services.
Tracy and her family request that memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Marathon for a Better Life, P.O. Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 or to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043