A funeral Mass was offered April 13 in Campo Grande province, Brazil, and a memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Albany Diocese at a later date for Rev. William Tracy, who died April 12. He was 88 years old and had been a member of the Redemptorist order for 63 years.

A native of Ballston Spa, he served in missions in Brazil for most of his life. In 1981, he established the New Life Community, a multi-tiered addiction treatment center in Curitiba, Brazil, and devoted the rest of his life to saving clergy from addiction through therapy and prayer. To date, more than a thousand clergy, seminarians, nuns, religious and laity have been aided to recovery at the center (read previous stories at www.evangelist.org).

Interment was in Campo Grande province, Brazil.