Ex-President Donald Trump (right) attended the funeral of his late sister Maryanne Barry Trump (left) on Friday morning (Picture: PA)
Former President Donald Trump attended the funeral for his eldest sister Maryanne Trump Barry alongside his family and expressed his love for her in the final farewell.
‘Funeral Now. I Love Maryanne,’ wrote Trump on his Truth Social platform on Friday morning. ‘God Bless You. Rest In Peace!’
Trump, his wife Melania Trump, and eldest children Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump and their significant others gathered outside St Ignatius of Loyola church on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
The Trump family embraced each other as Barry’s coffin was pulled out of a black Cadillac hearse and they watched as it was carried inside the church by pallbearers.
Former President Donald Trump (left) wrote a tribute to his late sister Maryanne Trump Barry (right) on his Truth Social platform (Picture: Truth Social/@realDonaldTrump)
Trump wore a navy suit with a gray tie. Melania stood next to him wearing a black coat and black sunglasses. Ivanka a long-sleeved black lace dress and had a black bow on her hair. Trump Jr wore a black suit and his brother Eric a dark gray one.
Barry, a former federal appellate judge, was found dead in her Upper East Side home at the age of 86 on Monday morning. Trump Jr that morning outside the courthouse where he testified in his dad’s fraud trial said it was ‘a rough day for myself and my family’ learning about Barry’s death.
Trump on Friday re-shared his post from Tuesday on his ‘great sister’.
‘A truly beautiful woman, tall and elegant, with a presence like no other, she was also a tremendous student, intellect, and Judge, in charge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, just below the U.S. Supreme Court,’ he wrote.
‘Her life was largely problem free, PERFECT, until I made it difficult for her when I decided to run for President.’
Barry, who was appointed to serve as a judge in New Jersey’s US District Court by then-president Ronald Reagan in 1983, defended her brother and was the subject of an investigation into whether she was involved in fraudulent tax schemes with Trump and her siblings.
‘I will never forget the many times people would come up to me and say, “Your sister was the smartest person on the Court,”‘ Trump wrote.
‘I was always honored by that, but understood exactly what they meant—They were right! She was a great Judge, and a great sister. She will be truly missed!’
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