By Danny Schrafel
A Huntington woman who died following a car crash Saturday afternoon is being remembered as a warm, caring person who made an indelible impression on all she met.
Tracymarie Verme, 44, was driving a 1997 Lexus westbound on Central Street west of Clinton Avenue in Huntington when she suddenly lost control of her car and hit two parked cars at 4:31 p.m., according to police.
Investigators said she may have suffered a medical incident prior to the crash. She was rushed to Huntington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Verme’s car was impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.
Friends on a memorial website maintained by M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station said Verme was a “gentle and kind person who was loved by all who had the privilege to know her.” Similar sentiments filled her Facebook page in the aftermath of her sudden death.
Longtime friends of the 1989 Huntington High School grad, co-workers at the Huntington Home Depot and family members remembered her caring ways, her sense of humor, and a knack for making people smile.
Friends and family, through a GoFundMe account, have contributed over $11,000 – 150 contributions in just two days – to defray the costs of her funeral and wake.
Organizers of the fund said they opened the account to give friends “who feel so helpless in this situation” a way to make a difference.
“Tracymarie was a kind, loving person who brought light to those around her,” the GoFundMe account reads.
Verme is survived by her mother, Mary, brother, Nicholas, and her nieces and nephews. Visitation continues from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 at M.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington Station. A 9:45 a.m. funeral Mass is to be celebrated Friday, April 24 at St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington, with burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.