Donald Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, was found unresponsive in her Fifth Avenue apartment early Monday morning. Various news outlets reported emergency workers had responded to a call concerning a person in cardiac arrest. Maryanne was later pronounced dead at 86 years old.
Like her brother, Barry had led a very successful life. She was appointed to be a judge in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 after years as an assistant U.S. attorney. Later, she became a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Barry retired from her senior judge role in 2019 during a civil misconduct investigation over alleged fraudulent familial finances.
Barry and Donald Trump’s relationship deteriorated during his presidency, exemplified when secret recordings of Barry criticizing her brother were released by Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump, also noted in her book in 2020 titled “Too Much and Never Enough.”
“All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” said Barry in those recordings. “He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”
That said, their relationship was beginning to repair near the end, with sources recently spotting the siblings at the former president’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Barry is the third of Donald Trump’s four siblings who have passed, three years after her youngest brother Robert Trump’s death in 2020. Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s first wife, had died at her home in New York City last year.
Donald Trump and his family have yet to publicly comment on the news.