Filed at the Library of Congress under Countess Petorini. (no date)
Thanks to Jane Critchlow for bringing this photograph to our attention.
Born: 1875

Died: c. November 6, 1963

Married: Charles F. Stearns (divorced); Count Daniele Pecorini

Children: Howard B. Stearns

Countess Pecorini had a camp near Pine Point on Upper Saranac Lake.  She was the daughter of William and Emma Bucknell; Emma visited her daughter in Rome in 1912 and was returning aboard the Titanic when it sank.  She was rescued on boat eight, the boat that Ida and Nathan Straus refused to board.

New York Times, November 6, 1963


Countess Margaret Bucknell Pecorini, widow of Count Daniele Pecorini of Rome, died on Monday in Palisade Nursing Home, Guttenberg, N. J. She was 88 years old, and formerly lived in the Madison Square Hotel, New York City.

Countess Pecorini, who was born in Philadelphia, was the daughter of William Bucknell, who gave large endowments to the university named for him. In World War I, she worked with the American Red Cross unit in Italy, and in World War II, with the Red Cross in London.

Her first marriage to the late Charles F. Stearns, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, ended in divorce.

Surviving are a son, Howard B. Stearns of New York; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lake Placid news, July 10, 1914

...Countess Pecorini of Rome, Italy, who is spending the summer at Upper Saranac Lake, pulled the largest fish from the waters of Upper Saranac Lake recently, when she landed an eighteen pound northern pike after a struggle of forty-five minutes.


New York Times, June 28, 1925

...Mrs. W. K. Bucknell, widow of the founder of Bucknell University, is at her camp Pine Point Lodge, Upper Saranac Lake, and her daughter, Countess Pecorinia, [sic] occupies Camp Hideaway.