Amy Nicole Tracy, 33, of Syracuse, was called home on Wednesday, January 19 after an almost 10-year battle with a brain tumor. She was a wife, mother, daughter, friend, and beloved family member to many. Amy was fearless. She was a dedicated United States Marine, receiving multiple commendations and awards including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Amy was passionate about her service to others and her country and took extreme pride in her time as a Marine. While Amy was medically retired due to her tumor, she would be the first to tell you, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Amy embodied that spirit to her core.
Amy grabbed life by the horns and bent it to her will. She never backed down from a fight, even the one that ultimately claimed her life here with us. She was a nurturer and loved her family more than anything. Amy would never hesitate to help anyone that needed it, and when she committed to something she saw it through to the end. She was constantly working toward self-improvement and graduated from Palomar College with multiple degrees and certificates of achievement. Amy’s greatest gift in life was her compassion and dedication to service. She was an inspiration to many and always pushed everyone to be the best versions of themselves.
Amy is survived by her husband of seven years, Chris Tracy; seven-year-old son, Christian; stepchildren, Ava and Channing; parents, Anthony and Joanne Dias; four brothers; and one sister.
Relatives and friends may call Sunday, January 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Masks are required.