Somers School Bus Monitor for Special Needs Children Dies at 70

Lucy Buchan, a bus monitor for special needs children in the Somers School District,  passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Westchester Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was 70. 

Buchan, a long-time North Salem resident, was born in Manhattan on Feb. 3, 1943 to Lamberto and Vera Clementoni. She was retired following a long career in banking and was currently working as a bus monitor for special needs children in the Somers School District.

She was the beloved wife of Vincent J. Buchan of almost 50 years and the loving mother of Vincent Albert, wife, Lauren of Plantation, FL; Elizabeth Ann, husband, Len, of Stamford, CT; and Christopher Andrew, wife, Tracy of Kennett Square, PA and the devoted grandmother of Christopher Andrew Jr; Nicole Beth, Jordan Dylan, Connor Godfrey and Nina Isabella. She was the loving sister of Anita Campanella and Joanne Clementoni and was the sister-in-law of the late Robert Campanella.

Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at New St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd. in Somers. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Somers.

Buchan's entire life was spent with love and devotion to her children and grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Road Valhalla, New York 10595.


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