Tracy Lynn Stokes, 48, of Rochester, NH, passed away peacefully at Frisbee Memorial Hospital on May 13, 2020 after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer.
Tracy was born on November 6, 1971 in Springfield, MA, a daughter of Marty (Rackis) Stokes and the late Preston Stokes.
Tracy was a hard worker and a great mom. She had been a manager at Super 8 Motel for many years, but she was better known by all as a daughter, a mom and a grandmother.
Tracy is survived by her mother, Marty of Jaffrey; her 2 daughters, Trisha Stokes-Owens of New London, CT and Taylor Coolidge of Keene, NH; her son Logan Bird of Jaffrey; her brother, Butch Orson of Enfield, CT; her sister, Shannon Remy of Feeding Hills, MA; her Uncle Sonny DeLorge of North Ft. Myers, FL; her Aunt Kathy Self of Brunswick, GA; her Uncle Brian Stokes of Spring, TX, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends including her longtime partner, Aaron Ferry of Rochester, NH.
Taylor Coolidge remembers her mom, saying “My mother was the most amazing, caring, but also very, very stubborn. She loved her kids and grand-kids more than life itself. She loved the beach and the casino the best. My mother was loved beyond belief. I love you so much mommy and miss you even more. Have fun with the angels <3”
Logan Bird speaks about his mom, saying “On May 13, 2020 I lost someone very special to me. I not only lost my mom but I lost my best friend. Tracy Lynn Stokes was my everything. She was the shoulder I could always lean on. She was always there for me. She was my hero. She did so well battling cancer, but it finally got her. You really don't know how much you need someone until their gone forever. I will forever miss you mom. You will always be in my heart. I love you”
Trisha Stokes-Owens remembers her mom, saying "My mom and I had a very difficult relationship but that never took away the love I had for her or the love I knew she had for me. She just had a different way of expressing it. I find peace in knowing she is finally at peace. I love you mommy."
Tracy will also be dearly missed by her mother, Marty Stokes, who always went to Patriot’s games, and down to the casinos together, and really liked going to the Jaffrey Fireworks together. “I will miss the nightly phone calls, and how she teased me about my height (I’m a little short.) I once mentioned I needed a new couch and she said ‘but MommyO, they don’t have a toy store here!’ I love and miss you Tracy – MommyO”
At Tracy’s request, there are no calling hours or formal services at this time.