DOVER-FOXCROFT - Tracy Lyn (Hibbard) Kasprzak died March 25, 2014, surrounded by her family after her courageous battle with cancer. Born March 8, 1962, Tracy was the daughter of Jane (McCourt) Hibbard-Merrill and the late Gary M. Hibbard.
She grew up in Dover-Foxcroft with her sister, Melissa (Hibbard) Graham. She later married her soul mate, James A. Kasprzak. Tracy was a graduate of Foxcroft Academy in the class of 1980. She was a graduate of Eastern Maine Community College receiving her Registered Nursing degree. Tracy held a variety of healthcare positions in the greater Bangor area. In 1998 she found her true calling when she returned to Dover-Foxcroft to work along side her mother and sister at the family business, Hibbard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Tracy was instrumental in the success of this business until she retired, due to ill health, as the Director of Nursing Services in November of 2013. Although her passion was caring for others, Tracy's true joy in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother or fondly called "Ya Ya" by her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, James, of 24 years; her daughter, Aliza Gerrish and her husband, Brett, and their son, Julian, of Milo; her son, Alexander Kasprzak and his son, Landon, of Bangor, and her son, Joshua Kasprzak and his fiancé, Michelle McKinnis, and their son, Carter, of Bangor. She is also survived by her parents, Charles and Jane (Hibbard) Merrill of Dover-Foxcroft; her sister, Melissa (Hibbard) Graham and her husband, Corey, and their children, Hannah and Benjamin, of Caribou. She is also survived by two stepbrothers, Todd Merrill of New York, and Toby Merrill of Dover-Foxcroft; two step-sisters, Tracey Arno and her husband, Peter, and their daughters, Mariah and Lindsey, of Dover-Foxcroft, and Tammy Campbell and her husband, Robert, and their daughters, Cassandra and Alexis, of Glenburn. She was predeceased by her father, Gary M. Hibbard, and her grandparents, Emery and Virginia Hibbard and Allen and Winnifred McCourt.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Lary Funeral Home in Dover-Foxcroft. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dover-Foxcroft with Father Murray officiating. Burial will be later in the spring at the family lot in the Dover Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.