Donald Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has passed away at her home in Manhattan. The exact circumstances surrounding her death are not clear, but her body was found on Monday morning, and no foul play is suspected.
Maryanne was a formidable figure in her own right, having served as a federal judge in New Jersey before her retirement in 2019. She was a close confidant of Donald’s, and some have suggested that he once took her advice and counsel very seriously. However, they appeared to have had an apparent falling out after he was elected president in 2016.
This rift between Donald and Maryanne came to light in 2020 when their niece, Mary Trump, publicly criticized her famous uncle and released tapes that appeared to show Maryanne also disparaging her younger brother. In some of the recordings, she could be heard accusing Donald of “lying” and having “no principles.”
Maryanne was one of Donald’s last two living siblings, with his brothers Fred and Robert having already passed away. This leaves Elizabeth as the only remaining older sister.
Maryanne Trump Barry was 86 years old at the time of her passing. Her death marks the end of an era for the Trump family, as she was a significant figure in both her own right and as part of the extended Trump clan.
A longtime attorney and esteemed federal judge, Maryanne’s impact on Donald’s life and career cannot be overstated. Her passing is a loss not just for the Trump family, but for the legal and judicial community as well.
As her family and loved ones mourn her passing, Maryanne’s legacy and influence will undoubtedly endure. Whether it’s her legal career, her role as a trusted confidant and advisor, or her complex relationship with her younger brother, Maryanne Trump Barry leaves behind a rich and impactful legacy.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Maryanne.