Trinity Anna Lloyd passed peacefully from life at the home she shared with her devoted daughter Kathleen in Ridge, NY on June 14. For 96 years she was the keeper of family traditions and stories, cherishing her Andalusian heritage and traditions. Trini was born in Cambridge, MA on April 10, 1925, the oldest child of Juan Ortuno and Adelina Martinez Ortuno. She grew up mostly in Elmont and Franklin Square, graduating from Sewanhaka High School the same year as her dear sister and lifelong best friend, Anna Ortuno Verdi. As a young adult, she worked at the public library, perhaps inspiring her love of reading, especially classic literature and mysteries. After high school she met her husband, John Lloyd, at a roller rink in Elmont; they married in 1950 and moved a few years later to Deer Park, where they raised their children, Scott and Kathleen. Her skills as a court document transcriber allowed her to work from home while she cared for her children. She and John were very active in the AHRC, and most notably, worked with other parents to develop a vocational agriculture program as an alternative to indoor workshop programs. This farm in Calverton gave special needs adults an opportunity to grow and harvest organic produce that they sold to NYC restaurants. Her son Scott particularly enjoyed being outdoors for this endeavor. Trini was an avid knitter, belonging to a knitting guild and collecting Icelandic wool; she especially loved Scandinavian designs and continued to create knitted gifts until the end of her life. She treasured her collections of fine porcelain china pieces, Hummel statuary, and pewter spoons, and also collected recipes and cookbooks; she loved baking and cooking ethnic foods, particularly the Spanish foods reminiscent of her mother’s cuisine. Trini played the piano and organ, and occasionally would launch into a Spanish song remembered from her childhood. She loved to do research just for fun, eager to use technology to further her interest in genealogy and in traveling electronically after in-person adventures were no longer possible. While the kids were growing up, they enjoyed vacations in Maine with extended family, and took trips around the eastern U.S and Canada. Trini and John took a wonderful 25th anniversary European tour through England, France, and Italy. In later years, Trini and Kathy did some sleuthing for ancestors in Spain together; this interest in finding their Spanish roots was something they shared, as they hunted together through Andalucia and the internet to make contact with distant relatives, find photos they had never seen before, and connect with newly discovered relatives. Trini passed along to Kathy her curiosity about family history as they reminisced together. Her family fondly remembers the huge family gatherings she hosted, the yard in Deer Park ringing with stories and laughter, providing the warm memories of family traditions that she so wanted to pass on. Her extended family remembers her as funny, sassy, caring, giving, and completely devoted to family. Trini was predeceased by her husband John, son Scott, and sister Anna. She is survived by her brother Johnny and sister-in-law Regine, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In one of her favorite songs, Perry Como sang, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket...never let it fade away.” Trini’s star lives on - Salut! All arrangements, including private cremation have been entrusted to the Rocky Point Funeral Home, 603 Route 25A, Rocky Point, New York. Burial of the cremated remains will be on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11:00AM at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 2030 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, New York. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepard Hospice 110 Bi County Blvd #114 Farmingdale, New York 11735. An online guestbook can be found at www.rockypointfuneralhome.com.