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Marilyn (Meister) Schmidt

July 11, 1937 — November 27, 2023

Torrington, Connecticut

Marilyn (Meister) Schmidt, 86, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital on November 27, 2023.  She was the beloved and devoted wife of Geroge J. Schmidt.

Marilyn was born July 11, 1937, in New Haven, CT.  She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lois Meister.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two loving daughters, Lois Dewey and her husband, Raymond, of Shelton, CT, and Brenda Gerardi and her husband, Paul, of Dexter, ME; her brother, Arthur Meister and his wife, Sandy, of Essex, CT; sister-in-law Dorothy Johnson and her husband Kenneth, of Helena, GA; three grandchildren, Phillip Ferry, Jr., and his partner, Brett Reed, of Bethel, CT, Jana and Ann Gerardi, of Dexter, ME; four nieces; Heidi Adams, Mitzi James, Sarah Coco, and Susan Mendick, as well as two nephews, Erik Johnson and Fred Broshjeit.

She loved celebrating life and enjoyed crafts, and puzzles, in addition to watching NASCAR races and UConn women’s basketball.  She lived at the Wooster School in Danbury, CT, for 43 years, where Marilyn was able to offer babysitting for teachers of young children.  Besides her love for caring for children, she had a gift of caring for animals.

Her family would like to thank Torrington Nursing and Rehab, Hospice, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for their excellent care.

Graveside services will be held at Milford Side Cemetery, 1138 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525 on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.

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