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SCHWARZ, Liz Died on April 16th peacefully at her home in Milton, MA. Liz was a long-standing practitioner and advocate for social causes particularly related to homelessness and women's health. She was also a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend. Liz touched the lives of countless people in the Boston area through her relentless pursuit of helping those in need whether they were clients, patients, friends or family. Born Elizabeth J. Schwarz to Thomas and Shirley Schwarz, she was raised in Hartsdale, NY, and graduated from Woodlands High School, Colgate University and Boston University. Liz worked as a social worker in Boston for more than 20 years, at Tufts New England Medical Center and later in private practice. She was known for her extraordinary ability to empathize and help others solve their most difficult and complex personal problems. Liz's passion was her love of family and her large community of close friends. She loved nothing more than spending time with her wife and daughters. Her warmth lent itself to building strong relationships and her sense of humor and whimsy with friends and strangers alike will be greatly missed. The list of family who love and will miss her includes her wife, Lisa Perricone and her daughters, Viviana Schwarz and Sara Perricone. She is predeceased by her mother, Shirley Schwarz. Also surviving are her father, Thomas H. Schwarz, step-mother, Susan Schwarz and step-father, Leon Gutherz, her brother, Doug Schwarz, sister-in-law, Beth Marcus and nephew and niece, Marcus and Julia Schwarz. She is also survived by Erich, Linda and Nick Hammerle of Vero Beach, Florida and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459 on Thursday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Liz's name to Camp Homeward Bound, Coalition for the Homeless, 129 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038. Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors brezniakrodman.com "family Owned"
Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2016
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