Carolyn Sue Dunn
June 17, 1950–February 15, 2023
Carolyn Sue Dunn of Brockport, New York died of natural causes while vacationing in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, on February 15, 2023. She was 72.
Carolyn was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 17, 1950 and moved with her parents, George T. and Betty C. Dunn, to Brockport when she was one year old. A resident of Brockport, she graduated from Brockport High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Rochester, and a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport. She held various retail and marketing positions in the Rochester area, and worked as a salesperson from approximately 1990 to 2010 in the family business in Brockport, Dunn’s Furniture.
In her youth Carolyn enjoyed snow skiing, showing and riding horses, and water sports, including sailing and scuba diving. In later years, she was an active swimmer and did regular laps at the college pool in Brockport. She was a creative quilter and seamstress as well. Despite a diagnosed and treated mental health condition that limited some activities in her later years, Carolyn volunteered at the Morgan Manning House, loved reading, and especially enjoyed family gatherings and occasional trips to the Virgin Islands. She was very attentive to her parents’ needs in their later years, especially when both were in facilities for the elderly.
Carolyn is survived by her sister, Julia (San Diego, CA), brothers Todd (Sharon) Dunn and John (Wendy) Dunn of Spencerport, NY, and her six nieces and nephews: Dena (David Milliner) Emmerson (San Francisco, CA) and Laura Emmerson (Seattle, WA); Erin (Andy Martin) Dunn (Las Vegas, NV) and Colin Dunn (Providence, RI); and James Dunn (Madison, WI) and Kate Dunn (Rochester, NY). A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 14 State Street, Brockport. A combined reception with a light lunch and calling hours in the St. Luke’s parish hall will follow at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to attend either or both activities. Internment, which is open to the public, will take place Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., at Lakeview Cemetery, 4988 Lake Road, Brockport. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church or the Morgan Manning House in Brockport.