Rosamund Corky McGuinness, formerly of Bridgeport, passed away March 16, 2012 at age 82 in London, England surrounded by her immediate family. She was a 1947 graduate of Bassick High. Corky also received degrees from Vassar, Smith College and Princeton. She was awarded a Doctorate in Music History from Oxford University in England where she also met her future husband. Corky also taught at Oxford and London College becoming the very first female Professor of Music in England. Corky was married twice. Both former husbands survive. She is survived by four daughters and one son as well as numerous grand-children. Corky remained active in many causes both political and educational in both the UK and USA. She contributed to society by many personal charitable endeavors up to a month before her death. Corky leaves many friends in Bridgeport and had an opportunity to re-new those friendships when she came to America to attend a mini-reunion in 2000 with other Bassick High School graduates. Because she had lived away for so many years, her children had requested that her friends in Bridgeport be made aware of her passing. Corky was buried in a family plot in London, England.
Published in Connecticut Post on Dec. 9, 2012.