Friday, March 10, 2023
I can hardly remember a time when I didn’t know the Dunns and Carolyn in particular. I remember when the Dunns moved in. It was just a few houses down the street. We played together. She became one of my best friends in high school. We hung out. We shared confidences. We loved and ate lots of carvel ice cream. She had more allowance than I did so when I couldn’t afford one, she’d always buy me one and always say “it all comes out in the wash Susie”. I played pool in the basement, watched my first episode of SNL in the basement family room with her. When she graduated and went to the U of R, I still had one more year of high school. I’d visit her there and go with her to parties in Rochester, we did some pretty crazy stuff together and had fun. She was always looking for Mr. Right….
We both dreamed of going to Europe, traveling the world. She went to St. Thomas, I went to Europe but we kept in touch. As long as my parents were living in Brockport, and I’d visit them, we always saw each other. I’d surprise her in the store or go over for eats and drinks to her sweet little house on Maxon Street, sit on the porch and as she’d say “chew the fat”.
I’ve never forgotten her and feel a deep connection to her for the bond foraged in young years, for our lasting friendship. I am deeply saddened that her life was cut short this way. The only comforting thing for me is to know she died in a place she loved, on vacation and in peace. ♥️
I send my most sincere thoughts and condolences to all of her family and friends who are grieving, especially to Julie, Todd and John. Sending you strength and light in these difficult and sad days.
As they say, “may her memory be a blessing“.