Kasey Posted July 1, 2009 Share Posted July 1, 2009 Tracy E. (Richards) Dingmon 1966 - 2009 Whitinsville ... Tracy E. (Richards) Dingmon, 42, died Tuesday, June 30, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Tracy, a non-smoker, was an inspiration to her family, friends and community during her courageous three year struggle with lung cancer. Tracy is survived by her husband, Charles L. Dingmon; children, Samantha, 14, Joseph, 12, and Alexandra, 7, all of Whitinsville; her parents, Brian and Lillian (Tarsa) Richards, of Warwick, RI; two brothers, David Richards, of Andover, MN, and David Richards, of Limington, ME; her maternal grandmother, Helen Tarsa, of East Greenwich, RI; and an aunt, Kathleen Long, of Lancaster, PA. She was born, December, 15, 1966, on Staten Island, NY, grew up in East Greenwich, RI., and had lived in Whitinsville since 1993. Tracy graduated from St. Mary's Academy Bayview High School in East Providence in 1984. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Skidmore College in 1988, and a Master's from Northeastern University in 1997. She was a certified public accountant at several firms in Massachusetts and Rhode Island prior to retiring due to her illness in 2006. Tracy was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Whitinsville where she taught CCD classes. She was a spokesperson for Lungevity, Inc's Boston Lung Cancer Annual Walk, and was a member of the Mass Society of Certified Public Accountants. During her high school and college days, Tracy was an outstanding competitive swimmer. Tracy's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM, Friday, July 3, in St. Patrick's Church, Cross St., Whitinsville. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Calling Hours will be 5-8 PM, Thursday, July 2, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill St., Whitinsville. Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Lungevity Foundation (www.lungevity.org), 435 No. LaSalle St., Suite 310, Chigago, IL, 60654. (www.carrfuneralhome.com) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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