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Charlotte Elizabeth Schmidt-Fellner died peacefully on February 11th in her home at Edgehill Assisted Living in Stamford, Connecticut. She was 91.
Charlotte was born in Cass City, Michigan on May 7, 1921. She was the daughter of Meredith B. and Virginia W. Auten. She graduated from Western College for Women in 1943, performed social work for the Red Cross in Chicago for several years, and then attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. Charlotte was an executive secretary for Time, Inc. for nine years.
Fifty eight years ago, Charlotte married Alexander H. Schmidt-Fellner. They remained married until his death in 1995. They resided in Riverside, Connecticut and had three sons: Peter A. of Darien, Connecticut; F. Blair of Atlanta, Georgia; and Mark C. of Old Greenwich, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, all of whom will miss her very much. She was predeceased by her sister Carolyn Auten and her brother Frederick Auten and is survived by her brother Charles Auten of Cass City, Michigan and sister-in-law Jeanne Auten of Parrish, Florida; as well as five nieces and nephews and their extended familes.
Later in life Charlotte became a Red Cross volunteer in Greenwich and helped run the Rummage Room for the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich. She loved her home and friends at Edgehill in Stamford, where she resided since 1997.
Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com
A service for Charlotte will be held at 3PM on February 23 at The First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, Connecticut 06870. In lieu of flowers she requested that donations be made to the Church.
Published in GreenwichTime on Feb. 14, 2013