Ivana Trump funeral details: Date, time, venue revealed as Big Dog Rescue named 'official' charity
The Trump matriarch, 73, died as a result of blunt force trauma sustained after a fatal fall last Thursday
Ivana Trump's funeral will take place at a revered Upper East Side Catholic cathedral in Manhattan, where she resided for three decades. Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric, the matriarch's three children, are scheduled to attend the funeral. However, according to the NY Post, it is unknown whether former president Donald Trump, the matriarch's ex-husband, will also attend, although he is reportedly extremely upset.
As per the New York Post, "Donald talked to her regularly and sent flowers on every birthday and other occasions." The outlet's sources also said that if Donald shows up, it won't be with his current wife Melania, who is known to have had a contentious relationship with Ivana.
According to the New York City Medical Examiner's Office, the 73-year-old died as a result of blunt force trauma sustained after a fatal fall last Thursday. The professional skier was discovered dead in her seven-story Upper East Side house. The cause of death was announced to be an accident.
Her burial service will be held at St Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Manhattan, where she used to worship. The life of the former president's ex-wife will be celebrated at 1.30 pm on July 20, Wednesday, according to sources who spoke to the Post. A source also said that it's a request that the donations go to the Big Dog Rescue, instead of flowers.
Ivana Trump's corpse was taken by authorities on Thursday afternoon. One of the few who observed the ominous scenario was Angelo Colavito, a private security guard who works in the building across the street.
"I was saddened seeing the truck back up into her building," Colavito said. "The police did their jobs and covered up with the umbrellas and everything, but it was tough. I’ll never see or talk to her again," he added.
In the eight years that he worked in security, Colavito got to know Ms Trump pretty well. "When l first learned who that was, the last name Trump is a little intimidating. You want to leave her alone, but she was very pleasant and always talked to me," he said. He also mentioned that they made small talk frequently, and once, he walked her across a street and helped her get over a puddle of water.
"If she didn’t have the last name, you would never know it. She was a sweet, wonderful woman. If she was having a bad day, you would never know it," Colavito concluded.