Obituary of Elaine R. Budd
BUDD, ELAINE ROUNDS of Glen Cove and Locust Valley, NY
Glen Cove, NY — Elaine Rounds Budd died Monday, September 25, 2017. Formerly a resident of Locust Valley, NY; East Haddam and Clinton, CT, Sanibel, FL and New York City, NY.
Elaine Budd was an accomplished writer/editor with a career that spanned more than five decades. Her first professional job was at a Hollywood movie tabloid where as an office assistant she met Rock Hudson one day while opening his fan mail. Her love of language led her to Scholastic Inc.’s Co-Ed Magazine where she became Beauty Editor. Curiosity led her to the world of mystery fiction. As a long-time Mystery Writers of America member, she wrote the first book celebrating the women of the genre: Thirteen Mistresses of Murder, for which she won an Edgar. Her own work, Murder at the Follies, was published in 1995. Once settled in Connecticut she became the mystery book reviewer for the Hartford Courant and Lakeville Journal, always on the lookout for new writers celebrating their first published book.
At the age of 65 she graduated Trinity College with high honors in English. She was a DAR and Mayflower Society member as well as a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Author’s Guild.
Elaine Budd is survived by her son, Jonathan Budd, Connecticut and her daughter Tracy McRoberts, Glen Cove, NY as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held, Saturday October 7, 11:00 am, at Locust Valley Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove. Donations may be made to American Heart Association or National MS Society. www.DodgeThomas.com