Trudy Jean Balducci, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family April 23, 2016. She was 72.
Trudy was born Oct. 30, 1943, in Chicago to Marino and Georgina Fenili. In 1964, she graduated as a registered nurse from Silver Cross School of Nursing in Joliet, Ill. At the beginning of her 50 year nursing career, Trudy met and married the love of her life Arthur A. Balducci Oct. 23, 1965.
Trudy lived on the North Fork for the past 19 years. She was co-owner of Ivy League Flowers & Gifts in Southold, along with her husband, Art and daughter, Ginger.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years Art; five children, Tim Balducci (Jill) of Decatur, Ill., Kevin Balducci (Peg) of Eureka, Ill., Randy Balducci (Stephanie) of Greenville, Ill., Ginger Tomaszewski (Jim) of Southold and Jeff Balducci (Tara) of Fort Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Kaileigh, Amanda, Jacob, Shane, Michaela, Abigail, Natalie, Maddie, Trent, Trista and seven great-grandchildren. Trudy is also survived by four siblings, Ron, Larry, Bill and Gina.
The family will receive visitors Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where religious services will be held at 7 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Rhonda Taylor, former Pastor of the Cutchogue United Methodist Church.
This is paid notice.