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Dana Tracey Wade

Passed November 11, 2020

Obituary for Dana Tracey Wade

WADE - Dana Tracey of Northport suddenly on November 11, 2020 from SUDEP at 24 years of age. Beloved Daughter of Jody Ketcham Wade and Lance Wade. Treasured sister of Zoey Wade. Cherished goddaughter of Tracey and Chip, Dear niece of Stacy Wade, Keith Wade & Diane Groumbus & Lisa Berardi. Dear cousin Melissa & Amanda. Loving girlfriend of Ryan Gurian. Forever missed by her Service Dog/Companion Roxy. Visitation Tuesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm at Brueggemann Funeral Home - 522 Larkfield Road, East Northport. Funeral Service Wednesday, 11:00 am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, East Northport. Burial to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dana’s memory to FACES (Finding A Cure For Epilepsy & Seizures) - NYU Langone Health - Office Of Development And Alumni Affairs - One Park Avenue, 5th Floor - New York, NY 10016 Or Canine Assistants - 3160 Francis Road - Milton, GA 30004 would be greatly appreciated.




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522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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Brueggemann Funeral Home
522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
120 Vernon Valley Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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12:30 PM
Northport Rural Cemetery
23 Sandy Hollow Road
Northport, NY 11768
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Dear Lance, Jody & Zoey, I am so terribly saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one, Dana Tracy Wade. I just cannot imagine your pain, just know that your Angel stays close to your hearts and her soul lives on for eternity! My deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts are with you! May Dana rest in Peace!
- Lisa Ann Wade
Dana, you are so missed in our home, but I am grateful for all the time you spent here. Thank you for bringing so much love and happiness into Ryan's life. In your short time together, you truly made his world a better place. Please watch over and protect him always. Jody, Lance, Roxy, Wayne and family, Thank you for making us part of your family through this difficult time. My heart is broken that our children did not get their forever together. I pray that God gives us the strength and courage to carry on Dana's legacy. "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and their shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain" REV 21:4 Love, Cyndy
- Cyndy Gurian
Jody & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always cherish the memories Dana shared at our house and on the school bus. She was very special young lady and we will miss her dearly.
- Pam
I had Dana in my ninth grade Spanish class. I still remember her smile, motivation and sweet demeanor. I was lucky to have shared that time with her. I will always keep Dana and your family in my heart. I pray that your pain moves through you gently. " In the rising of the sun and its going down, WE REMEMBER THEM. In the beginning of the year and when it ends, WE REMEMBER THEM. So long as we live, they, too, shall live, for they are now a part of us. WE REMEMBER THEM. Love, Dana Cavanagh
- Dana Cavanagh
I was deeply saddened to hear of Dana's passing. As a student she brought lively debate to my Criminal Justice class. Heavens newest angel will be sorely missed here on earth. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Zoey and Mr and Mrs Wade on your loss. She will never be forgotten,
- Stacey Schults
Dana and I had many great memories over the years. After meeting on HYB, we remained great friends throughout middle and high school. I remember going to breakfasts together after Saturday morning practice, sitting at countless swim meets together, and many fun sleepovers. Dana had such a unique and positive personality that was unwavering. I am forever grateful for the time we spent together and I will never forget her. My deepest condolences to Zoey, Jody, and Lance.
- Nicole Papsco
Dear Jody, We are so so sad to hear of your daughter's passing 🙁 We pray that God will carry you all through this most difficult time, and you will all be in our prayers. God Bless! Dorrine Lambert and Family (Frank Lonardo's Daughter)
- Dorrine Lambert
We didn't know each other that well, but the times spent together were magical. You had a better grasp on Epilepsy than I did and gave me hope for the future. Our times together were never based upon our seizures, but our dreams and going all out with adventure! Your new adventure awaits and your wisdom will live on!!!
- Jennie
I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
- Becky Sawyer
I'm so saddened to hear of Dana's passing. She was a brilliant, enthusiastic student in my 10 Honors class at Northport High School. She had such a kind heart, and I so admired her drive to push herself despite her illness. She was one of the most courageous people I've known, and so wise beyond her years. Dana was beautiful inside and out, and touched everyone's lives who were fortunate to know her. My deepest condolences to Zoey and Mr. and Mrs. Wade. May your sweet girl rest in peace. ~ Pam Uruburu
- Pam Uruburu
Lance and Stacy, While we did not know Dana, we can see the love on this page. We wanted to share our heart felt condolences and we will keep all of you in our prayers, always. Bob and Janice Shellman
- Bob Shellman
Dana thank you for being such a great friend to Monica and Elizabeth . They were so blessed to have you in their lives . You were a special kind loving friend . Your memories will be remembered forever . Fly high you beautiful angel . I knew you were special when I found out we share the same birthday . I will always light an extra candle in your memory on our special day
- Joan Gartner
I met Dana last NYE. She was so funny and friendly. She really lit up the room and we had a great time chatting. I looked forward to seeing her more when our boyfriends got together. I'm so sorry for this devastating loss. Sending love to Ryan and Dana's family.
- Laura Kessler
You will be missed by me as well as so many other people. You were such a sweet, genuine, caring person. You were taken way too soon. My memories with you will never be forgotten. You were truly one of a kind. May you rest in peace beautiful!
- Lauren Fasano
Dana, I am so heart broken that you are gone. Your adventurous and sweet spirit will never be forgotten. You were always so full of life and your legacy will live on through all the lives you have touched. Earth truly lost a beautiful soul. I have always admired your strength and bravery. You were given a rough hand and fought a long, hard battle, but always smiled during the fight. Thank you for all the amazing memories since middle school. Thank you for the late night adventures, thank you for always listening to me vent and being my go-to girl for a Mets game or a concert. Thank you for always supporting me and encouraging me to be the best woman, leader and friend I can be. I will never forget you. You will be so missed for the kind, fun-loving, and courageous woman and friend you are. You will always be in my heart. I love you, Dana. Fly high.
- Nicole Bulanchuk
My sweet Dana is the love of my life. She has such a beautiful soul and a heart of gold unlike any other. She brought so much happiness and joy to my life every single day. She cared about everyone else more than herself and would give you everything she had even if she didn't have much. She would go above and beyond at every opportunity and would make sure I always felt so cared about and so loved no matter what. She battled Epilepsy her whole life, and fought to overcome so many obstacles, but never lost her joyous spirit or her kind soul. She was truly the strongest person I have ever met. She inspired me every single day to be the best I could be and to stay strong in the face of adversity. I will miss you everyday of my life Dana. You are my soul mate and I will keep your memory alive for as long as I live. I LOVE YOU
- Ryan Gurian
Dana you truly were one of a kind friend. I will never forget the first time we met on my mom's bus back in elementary school and sat next to each other the whole ride to school. We instantly became friends from that moment. You always lived life to the fullest no matter what challenges got in your way. I'll miss all the unforgettable memories we shared over the years. From tanning in your back yard to grabbing lunch at Northport deli, to late night talks on the phone about boys to sleepovers and many more. Love you long time and rest easy beautiful girl. You will never be forgotten.
- Brittany
Jody I never met your daughters or your husband but I met you and quickly liked you .. you are warm , smart , funny & so caring .. that's what made you a fabulous caregiver to my dad ... my heart is broken for you & your family ... my family & I send you all our prayers , strength & love .. our deepest sympathies
- Diane johnson
My husband, Fran and Lance were soul mates and shared laughter, good times and bad times. We lived in Colorado and any time he had to work in NYC, the Wade family insisted he stay at their home. During these years, Fran developed a very close relationship with Dana and Joey. He always brought great stories home to share with me. Some about boating, some about eating at fine restaurants and others about just relaxing at home. Jodi made some of his favorite dishes. Rest assured that Fran was waiting at the Pearly Gates for your beautiful and lovely Dana. May your memories of her bring peace and comfort to your family. My deepest condolences.
- Marianne Probst
As a volunteer at Canine Assistants and Roxy's foster mama, the day that Roxy met Dana was one I will never forget. They were a team from day 1, a couple of kindred spirits full of love for one another. I will always be grateful to Roxy for giving me the opportunity to meet Dana and will miss her wonderful smile. Sending love from Georgia.
- Janet Erdman
I worked with Lance at Sango for almost 25 years. I remember when Dana was born she was so cute.. but thru the years when dana and zoey would visit sango we would have alot of fun.. dana turned into a nice young lady.. we would go to lunch and boy could she eat . I feel so bad she is gone too soon but glad i had the time to spend with her. Sango was the fun /good ol days. Rachael
- Rachael Barnes
There was never a dull moment with Dana, she always knew how to make people smile. She was a friend you could always trust. She made a huge impact on people's lives that they'll never forget. It was a blessing to know her. May she rest peacefully, heaven gained such a beautiful angel. You will be missed Dana
- Liz Gartner
Dana I want to thank for being my first friend in 6th grade when we started middle school. I am so fortunate that I met you then. We shared so many memories together. From all the sleepovers on schools nights telling our parents we had to "study"for school, bike rides, Lisa's buffalo grille, car rides, boy talks, Macy's Forth of July Parade, Taquitos, Caumset with Roxie, prom, getting your tragus pierced together, sunflower fields, nail appointments those are just a few to list! I will remember them all. You battled so hard and fought everyday. I wish you nothing but peace and love. You will be missed by a lot. Rip sweet girl.
- Casey McManus
Dana will be so missed. I am so grateful for the years I got to spend with her. She brought so much light to my life and gave me unforgivable memories. She always put others before herself and truly deserved the world. No one knew how to make me laugh like Dana did. Thank you for everything you did for me and thank you to Roxy for being by Dana's side through it all, too. We all love you so much, Dana, and you will never be forgotten.
- Monica Gartner

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