This sad news is likely to have hit the former president's family particularly hard: Maryanne Trump Barry has died at the age of 86. In all probability, the death was natural. This is what is known about her life.
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Maryanne made a career as a federal judge
Donald Trump's older sister regularly emphasized during her lifetime that she had realized early on that she did not want to go into the family business. For one thing, it wouldn't have been worth competing with Donald. For another, she was only allowed to do 'women's work' - such as decorating rooms - during her vacation jobs there.
Instead, she decided, albeit relatively late, to study law and become a judge. She went on to have a stellar career and was even nominated by President Clinton to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She lost the post in 2019 when she and her family were investigated for tax fraud - she retired shortly afterwards.
She was married twice
Maryanne's private life also seemed to have some turbulence in store - especially in relation to her relationship with Donald. While she usually spoke favorably of him in public, private recordings surfaced in 2020 in which she mainly berated his migration policy.
The eldest of the Trump siblings was married twice. Maryanne had a child with her first husband, David Desmond, but divorced him after 20 years together. She was happily married to her second husband, John Joseph Barry, until his death in 2000.
... and leaves behind a son
Maryanne passed away last Monday. According to the current state of affairs, her death was unintentional, presumably as a result of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. She leaves behind a son, David William Desmond, whom she lovingly raised before deciding to study law.
This article has been translated from Gentside DE.
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