07 Jul Barbara Eve Sheridan Triolo
Barbara Triolo, born in NYC, passed away on July 1, just 16 days short of her 85th birthday, in Salt Lake City UT. She was preceded in death by her adopted parents Philip Henry and Georgia La Farge Sheridan and older brother Philip.
Raised in Laurelton, Queens, she excelled as a singer and student, performing as a member of the children’s choir of the NY Metropolitan Opera and the all-NYC High School Choir. Shortly after graduating from Andrew Jackson HS, she met Carl Triolo while working as a temp at the local Post Office. They were married in Rosedale, NY in 1951 and remained partners for 64+ years, until his death in March 2016.
Mom had a wry sense of humor and an endearing capability of laughing at herself and the absurdities of life; a warm and kind heart and disposition; was an excellent cook, as well as gourmand; regretted that she never went to college; taught ceramics at the family home in Copiague, NY for over 10 years, and late in life took up watercolor painting and stained glass work. Barbara cared for pretty much everyone; wanted us all to be happy, healthy, and successful; wanted our wishes to come true. And damn, she would fight for you to realize your dream, or realize you have a dream worth pursuing.
She is survived by daughter Loren, sons Mark (Nancy) and Phil (Willy), granddaughters Jaimee and Rosalie, and “stepson” Gordon. A memorial service will be held to commemorate her life on August 5, 2017 from 9:30 am – noon at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Ave, SLC.
The family expresses its gratitude to Barbara’s sister Musketeers Edie and Claire and Donna for their boundless friendship and support while she resided at the Wellington.