Janet Potter Tracy, 55, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Janet was born Janet Potter, daughter of John and Sonia Potter in Belfast, Northern Ireland on January 22, 1962. She lived in Belfast until the age of seven and went to Harding Memorial Primary school before moving to Greenock, Scotland.
While living in Greenock, she attended Ladyburn School and graduated from Grove Park High School in 1978. After attending James Watt College for one year, she began working as a baker in Auld’s Bakery.
In March of 1982 she gave birth to her first daughter, Sonia.
In November of 1989, she married USMC Lance Corporal Patrick M. Tracy, son of Michael and Peggy Tracy of Pittston, PA and moved to Washington DC with Patrick and Sonia.
In January of 1992, Janet gave birth to her second daughter, Danielle Karen.
Over the course of the next 25 years, Janet and Patrick remained in the Marine Corps and were stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Parris Island, South Carolina, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Boulder, Colorado, Camp Pendleton, California and finally retired from the Marine Corps in 2015 and moved to Fredericksburg, VA.
Janet is survived by her mother, Sonia; her brother, Desmond, her sister, Karen; her daughters, Sonia and Danielle and her husband, Patrick. Her father, John D. Potter, preceded her in death in October of 2004.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at Zoan Baptist Church.
Zoan Baptist Church
Monday May 15th, 2017
5888 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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I will miss you my friend.
You, Paddy and your girls will always be on my mind and in my heart.
Until we meet again, God bless and keep you dove, xo
Submitted by Sheila Dial Barry on May 15 2017 08:22:53 PM
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Until we meet. Love aunt Irene xxx
Submitted by Irene Kerr on May 14 2017 10:31:33 AM
May God hold you I. His arms
Submitted by Denise Pearlman on May 13 2017 06:32:22 PM
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May the God of comfort[Jehovah] give all of
you comfort now. John 5:28,29
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Submitted by Joan Ball on May 13 2017 10:30:37 AM
To My wonderful Sister
I look at your smiling face in all my photos;
Memories flood my mind as I touch the mementos
From the happy times you and I have had,
But now these bring tears and make me sad;
For the time together went by in a wink,
Life was not as long as we'd like to think.
Rest in peace my love.
Submitted by Desmond Potter on May 13 2017 07:59:47 AM
God bless you and your family.
Submitted by Barbara Dryer on May 13 2017 06:02:57 AM
Barbara Dryer lit a candle for Janet P. Tracy
Barbara Dryer lit a candle on May 13 2017 05:59:52 AM
Janet you touched so many lives, mine and Steven's included, and you wIll be missed. Pat, Sonia, Dani and family we send our sincerest condolences. The Hernandez's
Submitted by Janie Hernandez on May 13 2017 03:39:06 AM
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