Paula Wanda (Trefry) Buchanan

Paula Buchanan - West Henrietta, NY - Rochester Cremation

West Henrietta, NY:  May 15, 2020.

Daughter of Paul and Helen (Wharton) Trefry of Beverly Massachusetts. Paula was born on October 15, 1942. She was predeceased by her father, mother, and stepfather John “Scotty” Scott of Lynn, MA; brothers Paul “Sonny” Trefry of FL and Timothy Trefry of MA, and son-in-law Michael Bernardo of Canton, OH. Survived by children (grandchildren and great-grandchildren)… Wandalee Bernardo of Sharpsburg, GA, (Dominic & Christina Bernardo and Luca of Scottsdale, AZ, Nina Bernardo of Mesa, AZ); Lynda Cheney of Rochester, NY, (Tabytha & Tony Jarvis and Isabella of Farmington, NY, Ashley Cheney of Rochester, NY, Adam Cheney & Fiancée Jamie Vink of Caledonia, NY); David Bump II of Victor, NY; Paul Bump of Milton, FL; Robert & Kellie Buchanan (Laney, Morgan, and Nolan) of West Henrietta, NY; Stephanie & Jeremy Daino (Isabella and Leah) of Apalachin, NY; Andrew & Melissa Buchanan (Andrew and Esan) of Canandaigua, NY, and her children’s fathers, Paul Buchanan of Mt Morris, NY (currently Rochester, NY) and David Bump of Compton NH (currently Avon, NY).

Paula was born in Beverly, and raised in Lynn, MA before moving to Rochester, NY in the late 60s. She attended Lynn English High School and then later Finger Lakes Community College. Paula’s children were her pride and joy, her life’s fulfillment was her roll of Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother to not only her own, but many others that found their way into her life and home over the years. Paula worked numerous jobs throughout her life that kept her socially engaged in the community and surrounded by people. This also allowed her to provide just a little extra for her family from time to time. Paula was an active member of the Canandaigua American Legion Ladies Auxiliary while she lived in NY. She was an avid crafter who enjoyed having tables at craft fairs to sell her items. Paula moved to Lincolnton, NC in 2007. There she made many friends and became an active member in social groups like the Red Hats and the Odd Fellows’ Rebekahs as well as her beloved Lincolnton Senior Center, who did many things for her throughout her time there.

Paula spent her last days in New York surrounded by her loving family.  Due to the social constraints, her celebration of life is being planned for May 15th, 2021 in NY in a location still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials in Paula’s memory can be made to:
Lincoln County Senior Services
P.O. Box 939
Lincolnton, NC 28093


4 Condolences

  1. April Small on June 12, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I hope you are at peace and without pain. Love you Sis!

    • Wandalee Bernardo on June 12, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      You’ll always be a part of me. I Love You Momma.

  2. jeff qamoos on June 13, 2020 at 8:09 am

    She had a full and wonderful life. She gave her love and care without reservation to her family. May we all strive to imitate her loving devotion to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren now that she has gone to be with the angels in the presence of our Heavenly Father. May God grant her peace and everlasting joy, and life eternal with His saints in heaven.

  3. Faye Gillette on June 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I’m so sorry that your children will no longer have their momma to hug but I know you will live on in the hearts of the wonderful family you made. You were my 2nd mom for so many of my young years and probably have no idea what an impact you made on my life as you did so many others. Rest In Peace Momma B. Forever in my heart.

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