Obituary of Irene Helen Truitt
TRUITT, Irene Helen of Glen Cove and formerly of Oakdale, NY on April 25, 2018 age 89. Beloved wife of the late Ralph "Grandpa" and former wife of the late Charles E. Yold (proud WWII Veteran of US Navy). Loving mother of Christine Warner (Gregory), Jeanne Skripkin (the late Mikhail) and Laraine Palmere (Donald). Dear sister of Mary Beach. Proud grandmother of Andrew John Warner, Arianne Irene Gardner, Armin Carltun Warner, James David Palmere, Jeremy Matthew Palmere and Anya Grace Skripkin. Special great-grandmother of Mikey, Rowan, Brennan, Aoife, Alex, Maeve, Veronica, Vivian and George. Also survived by niece Jennifer and nephew Stephen "Holby".
Irene was the true matriarch of the family. She attended St. Raymond's Grammar School, Cathedral High School and Hunter College. On May 8th, 1945, Irene and her classmates processed up 5th Avenue in NYC to St. Patrick's Cathedral while singing 'Te Deum' in celebration of V-E Day, the end of WWII in Europe. She was very proud and fond of this memory. She also helped in establishing the East Islip Public Library when her family moved to Long Island. She enjoyed summer vacations spent boating on the Great South Bay with her beloved family. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove on Saturday from 10am-12pm. Funeral Mass following on Saturday at 12:30pm at St. Patrick RC Church. Interment private. www.DodgeThomas.com