Ivana Trump’s funeral was held Wednesday at the Catholic Church in New York


The funeral of the late Ivana Trump, first wife of former President Donald Trump, was held Wednesday at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City.

Ivana Trump died Thursday after sustaining injuries from a fall in her Upper East Side home, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office announced. She was 73 years old.

She was married to the former president from 1977 to 1992, and they had three children together: Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.

Ivana Trump’s casket is taken out of St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church after her funeral in New York City on July 20, 2022.

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PICTURED: Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Invitational Golf Auction and Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 21 September 2015

Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, Briarcliff Manor, NY on September 21, 2015.

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“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, a caring mother and friend,” the Trump family said in a statement at the time of her death.

PHOTO: Ivanka Trump hugs one of her sons as they arrive to view the casket with the remains of Ivana Trump, first wife of former US President Donald Trump, as it enters the Roman Catholic Church St. Vincent Ferrer in New York on July 20, 2022.

Ivanka Trump embraces one of her sons as they arrive to view the casket with the remains of Ivana Trump, first wife of former US President Donald Trump, as it enters St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, July 20, 2022.

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In a statement on his Truth Social platform, former President Trump called her “a wonderful, beautiful, incredible woman who has led a wonderful and inspiring life.”

He attended the funeral service, alongside former first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.

PICTURED: Former President Donald Trump, far left, and Melania Trump stand outside St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church with family members Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, after the funeral of Ivana Trump in New York, July 20, 2022.

Former President Donald Trump, far left, and Melania Trump stand outside St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church with family members Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, following Ivana Trump’s funeral in New York on July 20, 2022.

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Ivana Trump was found unconscious and unresponsive at the bottom of a flight of stairs in her apartment, law enforcement sources said. His death was ruled accidental, according to the medical examiner.

Known for her glamour, Ivana Trump created her own clothing line and helped design the interior of the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Trump Tower. She was also a best-selling author and worked for her ex-husband’s business empire as a senior executive, where she served as CEO of Trump’s Castle, a hotel-casino in Atlantic City.

In lieu of flowers, her family is asking people to donate to Florida nonprofit Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the organization said on its website.

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