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Laura Bothfeld Tracy

June 11, 1925


Laura Bothfeld Tracy, age 97, of Kennett Square, PA and Kendal-Crosslands Communities and formerly of Berwyn, PA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

She was born June 11, 1925 in Wellesley, MA, daughter of Henry Soule Bothfeld and Anna Elms Bothfeld.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Hughes Tracy who passed away March 1, 1975. She is survived by her children, Gwyneth H. Tracy (Joan Morrissey) of South Portland, ME, Thomas H. Tracy of Exton, PA, and William B.(Kathryn) Tracy of Zelienople, PA.  She is beloved “Granny” to Benjamin Tracy, Anna Tracy and Ian Tracy.  She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.  Her siblings were extremely important to her and she cared for them deeply—Henry Bothfeld, Edward Bothfeld (deceased) and Martha Hartmann (deceased).

After graduating from Wheaton College and then Boston University Graduate School, during which time she assisted on a Vermont Farm (Vermont Volunteer Land Corps) as part of a World War II effort which deeply affected her philosophically, she dedicated her career to helping people as a clinical Social Worker.  Many people benefited from her clinical work and therapy.  With an incredibly independent spirit, an open mind, a giving heart, and a broad smile, she was a member of the Unitarian Universal Wellesley Hills, MA church in her childhood years and all her adult life she was a founding member of The Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA.

Throughout her time on this “wonderful” earth, she was involved in many rich and meaningful pursuits—fighting for racial equality and a woman’s right to choice, preserving and sharing all of Nature’s brilliant gifts, bird watching across the world, athletics- particularly field hockey, skating, and tennis, both enjoying and partaking in Art, reading groups with an extensive friends network, spending time in Maine in her early childhood and sharing annual precious vacation time at the Duxbury, MA seashore with her immediate and extended family and friends.

She adored Life and Life adored her back.

Her family would like to express a special warm deeply felt thank you to the Kendal-Crosslands Communities Firbank Central Household and Willow Tree Hospice for their professional and kind-hearted services.

A local Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00PM on September 17, 2022 at: Crosslands Auditorium

1660 E Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Audubon Society.

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Memorial Meeting
September 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Crosslands ~ William Penn Room
1660 Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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