Caroline L. Bucci, 76, bookkeeper, home cook

September 01, 2005

Caroline L. Bucci, a retired bookkeeper and accomplished home cook, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 76.

Born Caroline Krause in Baltimore and raised on an Overlea farm, she earned a General Educational Development certificate while working in a Belair Road bakery. She later worked in the bookkeeping departments of the Broening Highway General Motors plant, Luby Chevrolet and Shell Oil Co.

She then worked as a bookkeeper for Al's Billiard Supply Co. on Liberty Road, owned by her husband of 58 years, Alfred Bucci.

Mrs. Bucci recently compiled a cookbook, Caroline's Favorites, which included recipes for a chocolate peanut butter cake and a black walnut cake.

"It will be a hard Thanksgiving this year. She always made sweet potatoes with Kahlua," said son-in-law George Kondylas.

Services were held Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Catonsville, where she was a member.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Joyce A. Bucci Kondylas of Pasadena; five brothers, the Rev. Charles Hoblitz of St. Petersburg, Russia, Robert Hoblitz of New York City, the Rev. Dennis Hoblitz of Windsor Mill, Howard Krause of Forest Hill and George Krause of Churchville; two sisters, Shirley McAlpin of Vero Beach, Fla., and Clara Hollenbaugh of Glen Burnie; and a grandson.

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