On Saturday, July 10,2021, Carol J. Bucknam passed away at her Fairport home at the age of 84.
Carol was born in Rochester on January 31, 1937 to Robert and Gertrude Smith. She graduated from Brighton High School and went on to study at the University of St. Lawrence. Two years later, she transferred to the University of Connecticut where she received a degree in bacteriology. After college, she worked several years at Strong Memorial Hospital in the bacteriology lab. On October 24, 1959 she married Richard Kenneth Bucknam at the Brick Presbyterian Church.
Carol loved to discuss politics and was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, Bulls and Cubs. She also loved watching the UCONN Women’s Basketball team. Her real passion, however, was for the theatre and concerts. When living in Boston and Chicago she went to numerous plays and became quite an expert on the theatre. When Living in Rochester, several trips were made to New York to see Broadway plays. In later years, travel and cruising consumed much of her time.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Bob and her mother Gert. She is survived by Richard Bucknam, her husband of 61 years and in-laws Linda Smarsh, Jane Grainger and David Bucknam.
Funeral Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be sent to UR Medicine Home Care Foundation, Hospice Department 2180 Empire Boulevard Webster, NY 14580