Nancy Trone

Robert and Nancy Trone

May 17, 1930 - March 21, 2020
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A Celebration of Life for Bob and Nancy Trone will be held via a Zoom Meeting (Electronically on the computer), at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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Meeting ID: 842-867-936


CAMDEN — Robert and Nancy Trone died within hours of each other at the Sussman House, the epitome of their long beautiful life together, surrounded by grace and a legacy of love.

Both 89 years old, they were born in Queens, New York, and began their lifelong courtship in the seventh grade. They married in 1951, a devoted partnership that was celebrated for 68 years.

Robert graduated from Williams College in 1952, and was enlisted as a Military Police officer in the Korean War. Stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, for a year, Nancy had the solo adventure of her life taking the Queen Mary across the ocean to join him.

Upon returning to Staten Island, New York, Nancy graduated from Queens College in 1953.

With the luck of the Irish, Robert spent a summer teaching tennis to the Merrill children in Southhampton, and Mr. Merrill invited the young athlete to join the financial training program at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane. Thus began Robert’s successful 35-year career in investment banking with Merrill Lynch in Manhattan.

Settling in Summit, New Jersey, they raised their three red-headed girls with devotion, love and great joy.
Weekends were spent at their lake house in the Poconos, waterskiing, tobogganing, kayaking and enjoying time in the woods with no TV, and always lots of friends and laughter.

Nancy was an active volunteer in Summit with the Junior League and Overlook Hospital, and was a proficient knitter who calmly helped many frustrated knitters finish their projects at the local yarn shop, the Knit Wit. Her chocolate chip cookies were legendary.

Following Robert’s retirement, they moved to their dream house on Wheeler Bay in St. George, Maine, in 1985. There, they welcomed their grandchildren with open arms every summer and Christmas.
They enjoyed world travel, and as Robert golfed his way around the world, Nancy was always by his side, patient and smiling. They were welcoming hosts, and always kind to all.

Nancy continued to be an active volunteer at the Farnsworth Museum and Heavenly Threads. Robert enjoyed being on the water on his boat, of course named after his bride, the Nancy Ann. The painful loss of their daughter, Leslie, to melanoma in 2000 was a devastating change to the family. Leslie’s spirit continued to shine, but their grief was often overwhelming.

Nancy and Bob also lovingly cared for their eldest daughter, Linda, diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early 20s, for 40 years.

Following Nancy’s decline with dementia, and a severe stroke, they moved to Quarry Hill, in Camden, in 2016. Their final years together were cozy and comfortable, as Robert devoted every day to staying by Nancy’s side.

Nancy’s loving presence was strong and sweet. Her fierce will to live went beyond any medical explanation…she simply lived for her husband, and was determined not to leave him despite being under Hospice care for nearly two years.

Their epic love story continued through their death, as Robert died holding Nancy’s hand…and Nancy died less than two days later.

They are survived by Nancy’s sister, Joan Collins; Robert’s sister-in-law, Margaret Trone; their daughters, Linda and Cynthia; grandchildren, Justin and Evan Chapman (Sarah), Jackson, Kayla and Hadley Rose Berger; son-in-law David Chapman (Susanne); nieces Alice and Rosie Trone, Carole Johnson (John), and Kathy Leoffler (Frank); nephews, Jim, Dan (Denise) and George Andrew (An-Me) Trone, and John Collins (Alison). And all the children of their nieces and nephews who they welcomed to their home throughout the years.

A Celebration of Life for Bob and Nancy Trone will be held via a Zoom Meeting (Electronically on the computer)
Those who wish to participate should log in at :
Meeting ID: 842-867-936

A burial service will be held later this year at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Marriottsville, Maryland, where they will rest in peace next to their beloved daughter, Leslie.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
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  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday March 29, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday March 29, 2020 3:00pm
    Address Not Available
    A Celebration of Life for Bob and Nancy Trone will be held via a Zoom Meeting (Electronically on the computer) Those who wish to participate should log in at : Meeting ID: 842-867-936
  • Interment

    Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
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    Marriottsville, Maryland
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    Interment will be held at a later date.


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William J Gremp

Posted at 05:48pm
I had the pleasure of being a partner of Bob’s during early days Merrill Lynch investment banking . Bob was loved by everyone including me.

God bless Bob you are positive influence on us all.

Bill Gremp

Robert Hanson

Posted at 05:47pm
Dear Trone Family: I had the privilege of working with Bob at Merrill Lynch for over 25 years, and remember fondly our times together. I was saddened to hear of Bob and Nancy's passing, and please accept my most sincere condolences.

Robert Hanson
Cave Creek, AZ


Gail Scribner

Posted at 11:05pm
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Robert and Nancy Trone. I was a caregiver and can say that Robert loved and admired his beautiful bride. He would alway tell me beautiful stories of all their travels. Nancy would get to the table and look at Robert with love. They had a fairytale love. To the family, it was an honor to help care for these 2 wonderful souls RIP Mr. & Mrs. Robert Trone

Richard Vent

Posted at 12:20pm
Richard and Leonor Vent

We spent many wonderful summers with Bob and Nancy on Wheeler Bay. We lived only steps away and enjoyed their company in their home and ours. They were a wonderful couple and will live in our hearts forever. May they Rest In Peace

Debra Heller

Posted at 03:16pm
I grew up with the Trone in Summit as I was best friends with Linda from Jr High on. Their home was a second home to me. They always made me feel welcome and part of the family. I am so sad but how they went together is a beautiful special tribute to their love and devotion. My love and thoughts are with Linda, Cynthia and their families. Deb Heller

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