Traci Vinal

Obituary of Traci Allen Vinal

Traci Allen Vinal died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Eastford, CT on November 4. She was born in Worcester, MA where her father was a graduate student and her mother taught school. Before she was 6 months old, the family moved to Storrs, CT where her father was on the UConn faculty and her mother taught elementary school. Her favorite times of the year were family vacations to their summer home near Yellowstone National Park. She was a free spirit and followed her own path throughout her life. She worked at various jobs after graduating from E. O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT, including a secretarial position at UConn, sales representative, and telemarketer.

She is survived by her son, Nicholas Vinal of Eastford, her long-time companion, Jack Vinal, also of Eastford; her parents, John and Anne Allen of Laramie, WY; a sister, Jennifer Allen and niece Grace Olsen, both of Tucson, AZ; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the country; and a number of nieces and nephews in eastern Connecticut.

In accordance with her wishes, no memorial service will be held. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to the American Cancer Society. Share a memory at

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