Cordia Kearns

Cordia Kearns, 66 of Medford, MA passed away on Saturday, June 26th after a short battle with cancer. Corky (as friends and family knew to call her if they wanted a response) was the beloved mother of Jennifer Trukas, Adam Trukas and Stephanie Avery. We write this together in tribute to our Mom, whom we adore.

Our Mom had a deep love for music of ALL kinds, and she was always up for attending a concert or musical. Throughout the years we have been to many as a family, including our most recent concert, Queen. Mom was singing and dancing with the best of them, which is a memory we will all cherish forever.

Mom also loved some of the slower aspects of life, like a good thunderstorm (the angels are bowling), enjoying a Janet Evanovich book on her commute to work, snuggling up on the couch watching Christmas movies, the Olympics (winter and summer), and her soap Days of our Lives.

We also have many fond memories together at Fenway Park. Corky was part of the Fenway faithful, and loved the Red Sox whether they were winning or losing. It was a love she shared with her three grandkids, Chloe, Jack and Harrison as well. When Mom wasn’t teaching the kids a Red Sox cheer she was bonding with them over their shared love of sweets. Corky had a sweet tooth that couldn’t be matched – a trait that the grandkids certainly benefitted from!

Most importantly, however, Corky was a wonderful mother who worked hard to make sure her children had everything they wanted and needed. She was a loving sister and friend, and the absolute BEST Nana/Nanny in the world! She is already missed so much. We are looking forward to celebrating her life with you all on her 67th birthday, Friday, August 13th. Details to be provided at a later date.

Corky never took herself too seriously. She knew how to laugh and have a good time, so in lieu of flowers we instead ask that you grab a six-pack of Michelob Ultra and raise one up for our Mom. Or, you could download a song and dance in your kitchen, she would love that.


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11 Condolences

  1. Amy Prestigiovanni on July 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person! Sending love,prayers,and Strength to all!

  2. Lisa & Kevin McGoff on July 13, 2021 at 10:52 am

    I’ve thought of her often and missed my work buddy. She left behind three wonderful kids that she was so very proud of. What a wonderful tribute to her!

  3. Maureen Cuddy on July 13, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Steph, Jen and Adam, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you all loved her. Thinking of you three and sending love.

  4. Margaret Kearns on July 14, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I choose to remember your Mom as the fun, happy Christmas day hostess. Those Christmases are some of my fondest memories. I am happy to have known her.
    love you guys
    X Auntie Margaret

  5. Marianne Duquette on July 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Steph I’m so sorry for your loss and know that I’m thinking of you and your family during this sad time. What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I wish I got to meet her at the Queen concert! You have a special angel watching over you!❤️

  6. Andrae Knight on August 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    To the family of Corky, My deepest condolences I worked with your mom for about two years with the Ride she was a pleasure to be around. I really enjoyed working with her and talking on our lunch break she always knew how to make me laugh. She will be sorely missed

  7. Lisa Kasiecki on August 17, 2021 at 2:20 am

    I’m so sorry that we at the ride are just hearing of Corky’s passing. She was a pleasure to work with and always came in with her music playing. She is missed at the call center and I will miss our mornings talking about music. Rest in Peace Corky!

  8. Jean Guilme on August 17, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    I heard of this terrible news yesterday and it hurt my heart. Corky was a great woman that I worked with at the RIDE and I was always in admiration of her sense if humor and humanity. She actually allowed me to call her Cordia because I love that name so I am honored. My deepest condolence to her family that she deeply loved, she would speak of her children and grandchildren all the time. We enjoyed making each other laugh, she is one of a kind. She would play her music at her desk at a perfect audible level so as to not disturb anyone while enjoying her music! I will grab that six pack and reflect on our many great interactions. Rest wonderfully Cordia

  9. Mary Carney on August 17, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about cookie. I will miss seeing her in work.

  10. Cachè Wright on August 18, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Rest in paradise Corky,I will always remember certain things about you. Especially your fierce attitude at times,lol. But no matter what you always spoke and said hi to Cachè,you will truly be missed Corky.

  11. Nancy Bunson on September 9, 2021 at 1:27 am

    It’s hard to think of Corkie’s not being at the Ride, without her plaid shirts and presence entering into Fall.
    Many condolences to your family and friends. May she be free from pain and suffering. We still think of her with fun remembrance. I don’t do 6 packs, will think of her while dancing at home

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