Irving Ronald “Moose” Trinks, 86 of South Windsor, husband of over 62 years to the love of his life Nancy (Tuller) Trinks, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on 4/8/2019. Born in East Hartford on August 29th, 1932, one 10 children to the late William Harry and Emma (Dixon) Trinks. He loved sports and was a standout three sport athlete (Football, Basketball and Baseball) for the 1951 East Hartford High School Hornets and went on to play semi-professional football with the Hartford Charter Oaks.
He proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict aboard the L.S.T. 400 during his enlistment in the U.S. Navy and was a communicant of The Wapping Community Church. We worked as an equipment installer for Western Electric and AT&T for over 35 years, retiring over 30 years ago. He particularly loved watching the Cleveland Browns football and UConn girls’ basketball teams, spending time at his property in Vermont and especially time spent outdoors working around the house and on his lawn. Raised in East Hartford, he was a resident of South Windsor since 1957, along with his loving wife Nancy, he is survived by his four beloved sons, Ronald Trinks and his fiancé Cindy Perrault of Vernon, David Trinks of Franklin, MA, Scott Trinks and his wife Sheila, and James Trinks of South Windsor; five adored grandchildren Jared and his wife Jessica, Jenna, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Bryan and two great-grandchildren Riley and Gavin. He leaves a brother Richard of Stonington, CT, his two brother-in-laws, Stanley Tuller and Edward Jarow of East Hartford, CT, a sister-in-law Joyce Kelley and her husband William of Harpswell, ME, close friends Debbie Hay of South Windsor and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by three brothers William "Bill" Trinks, Robert "Bob" Trinks, Frederick “Fred” Trinks all of East Harford; and five sisters, Evelyn Jarow of East Hartford, Barbara Mellott of Glastonbury, Beverly Bores of Broad Brook, Lois Gigure of Bradenton, FL, and June Green of East Hartford.
Service will be held at Wapping Community Church 1790 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT on Thursday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Wapping Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wapping Community Church Mission Trip. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.