It is with profound sadness that our family relays the news of the passing of our beloved Irene Marie Mahoney Trautmann on Saturday morning September 3, 2022.
"Renie", as she is known to those who knew and loved her, was a guiding light. A cherished daughter, sister, mom, aunt, godmother, wife and dear friend. Her amazing positivity touched all she met. Renie lived with the joyful, uplifting spirit of giving and service to others. If you were lucky enough to be in her orbit, you felt nothing but sunshine.
Born on April 13, 1963, Renie was a beautiful homecoming queen in her hometown of Southampton, NY. She brought her selfless gift of love and giving to Darien CT, her adopted hometown of over 30 years. Renie touched so many young lives as a dedicated music educator and advocate, a "DHS band mom", private piano teacher, past president of Darien Music for Youth, Community Volunteer of the Year, Sunday School teacher, and substitute teacher at Holmes Elementary School.
While doing all of the above, she raised a grateful family who were the center of her universe. Renie's passion guided her to evolve an earlier sales executive career into earning her real estate license and successfully join the team at William Pitt Sotheby's in Darien.
And, wow, could she hit a golf ball! As a member of Shorehaven Golf Club, she won many long drive awards and took her love of the game to the US Women's Golf Open at Sebonic GC to serve as a marshal.
Renie is survived by her husband, Carl. Her children, Nicholas, Ari and Andrew. Her Mom and namesake, Irene. Her siblings, Bill, Linda, Tim and John. Sister-in-laws Jaye and Jennifer and loving cousins, nieces, nephews and Godchildren.
We welcome all to her wake at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien, CT on Thursday September 8th from 4pm to 8pm.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Darien, CT on Friday, September 9th at 10am with a celebration of life at the DARIEN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION274 MIDDLESEX ROAD DARIEN, CT 06820 immediately following. Burial will take place on Saturday, September 10th at 11 am at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Cemetery in Southampton, NY with a celebration of life to immediately follow at the North Sea Community House, Southampton
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Swim Across America (for cancer research) in your name for Irene Trautmann at www.swimacrossamerica.org/goto/Irene2022. (swimacrossamerica.org, "swimmer name" Irene Trautmann). Or, to preventcancer.org. To sign Irene's online guest register book, please visit www.LawrenceFuneralHome.com