Stonington - Barbara A. (Bergeron) Schroder, 77, a lifelong resident of Lords Point in Stonington, left this life suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
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She was the loving wife of Wilfred H. Schroder for 58 years, and the devoted mother of Mark W. Schroder, Jeannine E. (Schroder) Chapman, Robin L. (Schroder) Gonzalez, and Sharon M. (Schroder) Park and stepmother to David, Gregory and Steven Schroder. Grandmother of Jeffery P. Chapman, Jeremy Armstrong, Heidi C. (Schroder) Thalheimer, Harrison G. Schroder, Cooper J. Schroder, David E. Gonzalez III, Alexander E. Gonzalez, Emily R. Schroder, and Jacob N. Park and the great-grandmother of Jeffery P. Chapman Jr. and Kayla R. Chapman. She was also the godmother of Nancy A. (Noonan) Moon and Michael G. Noonan.
A graduate of Stonington High School, Mrs. Schroder began her career as a secretary at the Pearl Street Garage in Mystic, where she met her husband. They were married on May 31, 1954. She spent most of her career as an administrative secretary for the Stonington Public School system, beginning in the superintendent's office and high school, and retiring after 26 years at the Mystic Middle School. She had been recognized by the superintendent and the Board of Education for her dedicated service to the school system and the community. She also served as a past secretary/treasurer of the Lord's Point Association, where she and her family shared their home. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, raising not only her four children, but also helping to raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mark's Church in Mystic.
She is survived by her husband, Wilfred; her four children, two sons and a daughter-in-law, three stepsons; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her two godchildren. She also leaves a sister, Sally McGregor of Coventry, R.I.; and her lifelong friend, Barbara Noonan of Groton.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at St. Mark's Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic, with a reception immediately following in the undercroft. There are no calling hours and interment will be at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations in her memory are made to the
, CT Chapter, www.alz.org/ct.
The Dinoto Funeral Home of 17 Pearl St., historic downtown Mystic is assisting the family.
To share a message of condolence or remembrance with the family, please visit www.dinotofuneral.com
Published in The Day on Aug. 23, 2012