Tracy Harrington Dickinson of Park Ridge, N.J., died on Tuesday, Jan. 30. She was 63.

She was the daughter of Fairleigh Dickinson Jr. and Betty Harrington Dickinson and granddaughter of Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson, former longtime summer residents of Edgartown.

She was a 1978 graduate of Lake Erie College, where she was a longtime trustee and major benefactor. She also served a term as a trustee of the Kent School.

Following in her father’s political footsteps, Tracy served as a Park Ridge Republican county committee member.

Her philanthropic spirit led her to support other organizations, including the Tracy H. Dickinson Foundation, Dartmouth Medical School where she endowed a research chair, The Seeing Eye, and a plethora of national, state and local charities. She will be remembered as an avid supporter of the Park Ridge police department, Park Ridge police reserve corps, Park Ridge fire department, and Tri-Boro ambulance corps. She was also active in the Park Ridge D.A.R.E. committee and attended many events in and around Park Ridge.

She worked in various health care capacities. She was a certified medical technician where she helped administer first aid after the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Additionally, she served as a board-certified respiratory therapist, a board-certified surgical technician and an honorary member of the Allendale Ambulance Corps.

She enjoyed Cape May, where she would spend time each summer. She was a consummate animal lover and enjoyed many great years of companionship with her dog, Jack.

She will be missed by her many friends from throughout the area who she cared for with kindness that had no bounds.

She is survived by her sister, Ann B. Dickinson and her husband Richard Purington, nephew David D. Turner, niece Amanda Phillips and a great-nephew. She was predeceased by her brother, Fairleigh Dickinson 3rd.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home in Park Ridge, N.J. A service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, N.J.