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In Loving Memory

June 27, 1933 – June 11, 2020




Mary Esther Golden Trione VanDam, a native of Daphne and resident of Elberta, AL, passed away at home on Thursday, June 11, 2020 with her family by her side, at the age of 86.  Preceding her in death are her parents, Andrew Husal Golden and Mary Jane Lambeth Golden, her three sisters and two brothers. She is also preceded in death by two wonderful men, her husband of 40 years, John “Al” Trione and husband, Lee VanDam, of 12 years.

Esther was a talented lady.  She wrote heartfelt poetry and she created beautiful pieces of art using stained glass.  She also enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.  Esther was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fairhope and a member of Fairhope’s “Nifty Fifty” group.  She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her three children, John “Kent” (Kathy) Trione, of Elberta, AL, Richard A. “Mr. Ricky” (Bonnie) Trione and Shelly P. Trione, all of Fairhope;  two sisters, Carol Howard of Fairhope and Barbara (Clinton) Mauldin of Silverhill, AL; her five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  The family would like to express a special thanks to her wonderful caregivers, Brenda, Betty, Selma, Theresa and Sharonia.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation, Monday, June 15, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, 36526.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 South Section St, Fairhope, AL, 36526.  Officiating will be Rev. William Parsons, III.  Interment will be held in Montrose Cemetery.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, AL, 36526.