Waterbury – Andrew G. (Trace) Buonocore, 43, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 14.
Andrew was born September 20 in Waterbury, CT. He attended Middlebury Elementary School, St. Mary’s Grammar School and W. F. Kaynor Technical High School. In his youth, he excelled in soccer (perfectly executed sliding tackles), baseball (catcher), creative expression, teamwork and problem solving. He was involved in the boy scouts for many years.
He is survived by his sister, Vanessa Buonocore Mathews, his niece Samantha; his nephew Gabriel; his godson Edward; CJ & Mason and all of his incredible & extraordinary friends.
Andy/Trae/Trace was an incredibly gifted & creative artist. He was brave, kind, giving, intelligent, motivated, caring, genuine, thoughtful, compassionate, and loyal. He was an amazing human, a loving brother, a dedicated uncle & friend to so many, and so much more. He had a golden heart. He had impeccable taste in clothing, music and style; always dressed phenomenally.
Until his health conditions made it impossible, he was active as a street artist, in his car clubs and other side adventures.
He cherished his involvement as a longtime member of his MR2 car clubs and both the tagger & motorsport communities.
He was a beautifully rare combination of someone who had a love of life no matter what was thrown at him and a firm understanding of what was important. His priorities were on point. Motivated, he never gave up when confronted with multiple, never-ending obstacles.
He always offered his friends and family words of encouragement, wisdom, and comfort. He was a gentleman and always knew the right thing to say and do. He will be missed tremendously.
He had an intelligent, mischievous smile, incredible sense of humor, love for the spoken & written word, a heart of gold and stunning blue eyes.
He wrote his own rules, he fought authority and he paved his own way. And if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he could…and be one of the best at it.
Protector. Gentleman. TraceGod.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at Hubbard Park in Meriden