Eldonna Louise Trukawinski, 83, of Wilson, NC passed away on Monday August 23, 2021.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA, July 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Arthur Charles Welker and Louise Beese Welker. Donna graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Interior Design. She attended St. Therese Catholic Church in Wilson, NC. Donna enjoyed puzzles, Wheel of Fortune, family pizza nights, attending Wilson Tobs Baseball games, and traveling. She visited all 50 states and the Panama Canal as well as Canada. She enjoyed Days of Our Lives and watched the program since its inception in 1965. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Thomas Trukawinski in 2010.
She is survived by her son, David Trukawinski of Wilson, NC; daughters Susan Trukawinski of Cary, NC and Barbra Matrejek of Wilson, NC; her favorite child, her son-in-law, Chris Matrejek also of Wilson, NC; sister, Lynn Bartorillo of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Anthony, Thomas, Danielle and Shane Matrejek.
In addition to her parents and husband, Donna was predeceased by her sister Carole Schiavo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday August 26, 2021, at 10:00 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church in Wilson, NC with Father Jeffrey Bowker celebrant. Interment will be Friday August 27, 2021, at 2:00 PM in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to St. Therese Catholic Church, 700 Nash St N., Wilson, NC 27893 or the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Providence Funeral & Cremation Service 519 Broad St. W. Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: (252) 674-1553
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