Isabel D. Trunce

06/02/2014 7:44 PM |

Isabel D. Trunce died peacefully at her home in the early hours of Monday, June 2. She was 88 years old. 

She was born January 7, 1926, in Plains, Pa., to Adam and Helen (Burba) Remavich. Isabel moved to Brooklyn in the years following World War II, where she met fellow Lithuanian Victor Trunce, to whom she was married on Aug. 27, 1949. They moved to Southold in 1953 to the home she lived in for the rest of her life.

A dedicated and loving parent and homemaker, Isabel trained as a nurse after her husband’s death and worked at Central Suffolk Hospital, retiring in 1988.

A devout member of St. Patrick’s Church, she taught Catechism in the 1960s and was active in the Rosary Altar Society, serving as president from 2002 to 2004.

As a member of Southold Sunshine Society and a volunteer at North Fork Parish Outreach, Isabel touched many with her easygoing spirit, kindness and humor.

Predeceased by her husband in 1970 and all of her seven siblings, she is survived by her daughters Patricia (Howard) Wolbert of Mattituck and Susan (Sandy) Hulse of Manorville; her son, Victor, of Southold and five grandchildren.

The family received visitors June 4 at DeFriest Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. A celebratory Mass of Christian Burial was held at her beloved St. Patrick’s in Southold. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The is a paid notice.