A key figure in Rochester’s northeast neighborhood has died. Father Laurence Tracy, who has ministered to the North Clinton neighborhood, and is revered by many in the Hispanic community there, died early Thursday morning after a battle with ALS. He was 78.
Father Tracy was ordained a priest in 1966 and served at a variety of venues, most recently at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, before retiring in 2006.
In 1968, Father Tracy helped found Ibero-American Action League, a dual language human services agency.