Dorothy M. (Garvey) Schmitz

June 6, 2020

Dorothy M. (Garvey) Schmitz

Dorothy M. (Garvey) Schmitz – of Medford, June 6th at age of ninety-five. Devoted wife of the late Stanley Schmitz.  Proud mother of Mark Schmitz, his wife Kathleen of Woburn and the late Steven and Michael Schmitz. Dear mother-in-law of Donna Schmitz of NH.  Cherished grandmother of Stephen, Katherine, Stephanie, Lindsey and David and great-grandmother of Jake and Samantha Auclair, Gavin Palmer, Desmond Mulhall, Grace and Devin Pearson. Beloved daughter of the late John F. and Nellie May (Deveau) Garvey. Remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s honor to The Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA 01801. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 11 A.M in Woodbrook Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Dorothy M. (Garvey) Schmitz –a longtime resident of Medford, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully June 6th at age of ninety-five. She was the devoted wife of the late Stanley Schmitz.

 
Born and raised in Woburn, Dorothy was the last of 9 children to the late John F. and Nellie May (Deveau) Garvey. She was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School.
 
For over 30 years, Dorothy worked as a Unit Secretary for Malden Hospital. 
 
Besides spending time with her family, Dorothy’s favorite thing in the world was to visit a Casino and try her luck at the slots machines! Nothing brought a smile to her face more than winning a jackpot of some sorts.
 
Dorothy was also an avid reader and generous and loving mother and grandmother. Her family meant the world to her and she will be deeply missed. 

 

Proud mother of Mark Schmitz, his wife Kathleen of Woburn and the late Steven and Michael Schmitz. Dear mother-in-law of Donna Schmitz of NH.  Cherished grandmother of Stephen, Katherine, Stephanie, Lindsey and David and great-grandmother of Jake and Samantha Auclair, Gavin Palmer, Desmond Mulhall, Grace and Devin Pearson. 
 

Remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s honor to The Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA 01801. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 11 A.M in Woodbrook Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s honor to The Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant St, Woburn, MA 01801. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 11 A.M in Woodbrook Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Stephanie Schmitz

    My Grandmother always said I had the gift of gab (Mark too) …but I truly have no words to truly articulate how much I loved, respected and admired her. We were the best of friends and I will miss her advice, stories, laughter and strength. I feel blessed to have known her.

  2. Mark & family,

    Aunt Dot will ALWAYS be remembered in our hearts. She was a strong and courageous women, who always had a smile and a nice thing to say or advice to us over many, many years. We have great memories of our time at her house on a relaxing Sunday afternoon and many holidays. My parents both felt the world of her, and held her in the highest of regard, which she deserved through her kindness, love and caring of everyone in her life.

    Aunt Dot will never be forgotten.
    Love,
    Bill Ryan & Family

  3. Kathleen Schmitz

    Dear Ms. Dorothy… Thank you So much for being one of the Best Mother-in-laws!! Your presence, kindness , wit, sarcasm and most of ALL just YOU will be missed SO much…. Life has so many twists and turns in it and you have certainly had your share of loss… however you managed to live a long life and made the Best of it… I know these last 2 year have been really tough for you but I hope My visits and time with you especially these last months when I got to spend a lot more time with you. I Loved Our afternoon tea and chats and watching many episodes of “The Golden Girls” and “Andy Griffith” shows or just knowing that I brightened your day with Lucky scratchies!! I hope you are enjoying paradise and seeing your Stanley and Steven and Michael… I can only imagine that they were waiting for you with open arms… please do me the favor of hugging my mother and father so tight when you see them… And until we meet again… Love you Ms. Dorothy❣️🙏

  4. Kathleen Adgate

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear grandmother, Stephen and Katherine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  5. Barbara Crowley Ostroski

    Mark and family – so sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Dot. Glad we had so many happy memories to share as a family.
    Barb, Ray & family

  6. Jennifer Nagle

    Aunt Dot will be missed so much. She was loved by so many and I’m grateful she’s reunited with her siblings, including my dear grandmother who was her younger sister. Rest peacefully Aunt Dot.

  7. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman. Love, Susan Bossi

  8. My heartfelt condolences to Mark and your family. Lots of great memories of my dear Aunt Dot. We will always remember Her.

  9. Jeanne (Sweeney) Hill

    Mark and Family…. my heart is breaking right now. Dottie was my moms bestie and was there for her from
    the time my dad passed until she passed. They were two peas in a pod!! They shared many life experiences and for that I am grateful!! I visited your mom shortly after my mom and Michael died, I never saw a person so lonely for those that were her daily companions. She was a great wonderful human being and she will be missed by many!! Sending my love and prayer to all! ❤️❤️

  10. Alison Bisdnack

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
    Hugs and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Alison and Walter Bisdnack

  11. Robert Rafferty

    Mark and family sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Bob and Jane Rafferty

  12. Ma , l love you with all My heart. I’ll miss everything about You. I thank You for giving Me life. God Bless You wherever You Are.
    Your Son ,
    Mark

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