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SCHMIDT, Milton Conrad "Milt" Retired player, coach & general manager of the Boston Bruins Of Westwood, formerly of Needham and Dover, passed away on January 4, 2017 at age 98.

Beloved husband of 53 years to the late Marie (Petersen) Schmidt, whom passed away in 1999. Loving father of Nancy Marie Sommer and her husband George of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Milton Conrad Schmidt, Jr. and his wife Marguerite of Medfield. Cherished grandfather of Tyler Petersen Sommer and his wife Melissa of Tulsa, Dr. Courtney Anne Sommer and her spouse Dr. Lindsee McPhail of Raleigh, NC, Lauren Ann Schmidt of Arlington, VA and Angela Marie Schmidt of Denver, CO. Dear great-grandfather of Jackson Mitchell Sommer, Mallory Marie Sommer, Reese Elinor Sommer-McPhail, Rory John Sommer-McPhail and Ryan Marie Sommer-McPhail. Devoted brother of the late Bertha Nutter, Martha Sim, Elsie Hertzberger, Albert Schmidt and Carl Schmidt. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and dear friend Constance Shelton.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte 1A), NORWOOD. Milt's funeral service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Milt to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, a cause near and dear to his heart in memory of his late wife Marie.

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Norwood 781-762-0174

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April 23, 2017
My brother John Crawford attended Frank and Annis Stukus Byrnell Manor hockey school in Fenelon Falls in the late 60's and 70's. He has many fond memories of Milt. One of them was the times he would take our Mom, Marjorie for a skate during practice. My Dad was the Wonder Bread man for Byrnell and also loved him. RIP Mr. Schmidt, you were the best.
Jerry Crawford
February 14, 2017
R.I.P Mr. Milt Schmidt I met Milt at two cards shows about 15 years a go. it was so cool to met him. it was so much fun to talk to great man. I have his autograph so cool!
Andrew Szurley
January 20, 2017
I was lucky to have met Mr. Milt Schmidt twice.
The first time, while waiting for the elevator @ the Garden, I told my friend, Amy, watch this. I walked up to Milt & his bride and said , Excuse me Ma'am but could I ask your date a question. She said to me, Young lady, this man has been my husband for over 45 years and yes, you may. I bold as all out, said are you Milt Schmidt and he was totally floored that I knew who he was.
The second time was a few years later after a great win by our beloved Bruins,again waiting for the elevator going down, my husband, me, Pie McKenzie and his bride, Beth (who I worked with)and Mr.Schmidt. He actually remembered me from the first time and I was so touched.
May he Rest In Peace.
Tammy Spinale
January 17, 2017
First time I met Milt was at the store Woody had in Needham with the Bauer reps Dick & Rich Igo. Woody would sharpen skates and Milt would tell great stories about Eddie Shore & others. Every time I heard the stories they got bigger & better. I used to drive out there from Revere just to bring coffee & listen. I would try to repeat the stories but nobody told a hockey story like Milt. A few times over the years I would speak with Gordie Howe & he said nobody told a story like Milt. But what was special about him most is he never complained about anything. Health, finances, family. He never complained and loved life. Thank you so much Milt, you are missed by everyone who's life you touched. Roger the Chef
Roger Williamson
January 13, 2017
I'm saddened to hear about Milt's passing & wish to extend my most heartfelt condolences to his family. I fondly recall our friendship from hockey & the RCAF. He was a heckuva player & true ambassador for the Bruins & the NHL. He'll be greatly missed & not forgotten. God Bless Him.

With Sympathy,
Jack Timmins (Ottawa native)
Los Angeles, CA
January 13, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful spirited man. He will be missed greatly.
January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother and dad from way back being so kind and so generous. Your father gave us many wonderful opportunities as teens.....the Beatles probably being the most memorable. I remember what a big presence he was to be around. What a wonderful life he had. My condolences to you and your family. Be well.
kathy dawson shane
January 10, 2017
Milt was as competitive a hockey warrior as he was gracious and kind off the ice. He endured as the only Bruin with his named engraved on the Stanley Cup four times. The Sports Museum family was privileged to know him as a great friend and supporter of four decades and we send our sincere condolences to Con, Nancy and their families on the loss of their beloved patriarch.
Richard Johnson
January 9, 2017
In the mid fifties my dad worked for a company and Milt was a salesman there. If Milt was around, he would pull up a crate in the warehouse and sit and eat lunch with the young workers. My dad always told me what a nice guy Milt was. Great hockey legend and great guy.
Sandra Mullins, Shapleigh Maine
January 9, 2017
Milt Schmidt was a great bruins player /manager and all around person.He will be greatly missed to the world of sports
January 9, 2017
Con - Karen and I send our condolences from Texas. Your Dad lived a full and fruitful life, was loved by all, and will be missed.
Dave DePaul
January 9, 2017
i have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Milt for 50 years! Aside from his incredible hockey career, he was a very good friend and a gentle man!
I have had the pleasure of playing a few rounds of golf with Milt - although he usually beat me.
He will be sorely missed, but we know that his is now in a better place!
Denny Goodrich
January 9, 2017
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Mr. Schmidt. My prayers are with the family.
January 8, 2017
Rest in Peace . From all your friends in Billerica Ma.- Westwood P.D. and Chelmsford P.D.
January 8, 2017
rest in peace
Paul Jolicoeur
January 8, 2017
To be a Boston Bruin was to be Milt Schmidt,I am to young to ever see Milt play however the stories of how he played and love for the team has resonated with me all my life.An autographed photo and jersey proudly adorn my Buins room at home,and am very happy to exist in a world were Milt served our country in war on and off the ice.
Cam Wiersma
January 7, 2017
We were fortunate to be able to share Milt's knowledge and caring thoughts
regarding the Boston Bruins on TV-38 & NESN broadcasts over the years.
His friendship will truly be missed.

Doug Wheeler, Retired Sr. Producer, Boston Bruins Broadcasts
Doug Wheeler
January 7, 2017
To Conrad and Nancy, we have many wonderful memories of both your mother and father spending time at our Cape house over the years. They shared lots of laughs and happy times with our parents Doug and Jane Mohns. We always think fondly of your parents and are grateful for having known them. We send our love and prayers during this difficult time.

Doug Mohns Jr and Andrea Mohns-Brillaud
January 7, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this difficult time. Please find peace in knowing that God understands your grief and that he cares. 1 Peter 5:6&7 assures us "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."
Tammy Gerges
January 7, 2017
RIP Sir, a true gentleman!
Lori Hamlin
January 7, 2017
I had the opportunity to see Milt play when he was in his prime. It was a pleasure to watch him play against some of the greats of that era. More importantly, I had the chance to talk to him on several occasions and he was extremely friendly and courteous. I will always remember him
May God give him eternal rest and may the Holy Spirit give his family peace and comfort. We will continually keep him in our prayers.
God Bless,
Frank and Louvelle Hoffman
Frank Hoffman
January 7, 2017
What a fantastic family. What a guy
Steve Robinson
January 7, 2017
thanks Milt. you were the best.
larry Conti
January 7, 2017
Our sincere sympathy to Con, Nancy and family on the loss of your Dad. Such a wonderful gentleman. Proud to have called him our friend. We enjoyed our times with him and Marie and have many happy memories. Don enjoyed playing under him and working with him for many years. He was the true meaning of a kind, honest and gentle man. Our lives are better for having known him. RIP Milt...Marie was waiting for you!
Don & Helen Marcotte
January 7, 2017
A true legend of the game and will be truly missed! Rest In Peace Milt and condolences to your family in this time of grief.
Tom Minka
January 7, 2017
My God. One of the Kraut Line. And one of the greatest hockey teams ever. And World War II vet. I love and miss Milt. :)
Mike Lacey
January 6, 2017
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
January 6, 2017
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Schmidt family and friends at this difficult time.
January 6, 2017
Milt will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trying time.
Cheryl & Bernie Segaloff
January 6, 2017
To the SCHMIDT FAMILY in their time of grief, may 'God' give you peace at this most difficult time.
January 6, 2017
God bless Milt for his service during WWII and for his contribution to the game of hockey. My prayers to his family.
- A devoted Bruins fan
Pat Harding
January 6, 2017
Remember Milt and his family well. Attended most of his games even when the "Kraut Line" were part of the "Bruins Cubs". My husband, Don, golfed with him often at the Needham Golf Club and my children, Dale & Diana, went to school in Needham with Connie & Nancy. Marie and I were Girl Scout leaders together. A wonderful, caring man.
Brenda Lumsden
January 6, 2017
On behalf of Dr Roy T. Lydon wife Anne and our entire family. Milt and Marie were always so nice to us at the BMSGC for so many years. The Lydon family will always remember his kindness at the Garden club. God Bless Milt.
The Lydon's.
Christopher Lydon
January 6, 2017
I remember seeing Milt play at the old garden back in the 40s. He was a great player and a real gentleman. M. Mattie
Michael Mattie
January 6, 2017
I was very sad to hear of Milt's passing. As a German-American my Dad idolized Milt and the Kraut Line. I heard stories about how great a player he was and how tough he was. My heart goes out to the Schmidt family. Rest In Peace Herr Schmidt und danke fur alles.
Karl Schneider
Karl Schneider
January 6, 2017
Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voiceand come out.- John 5:28
J Evans
January 6, 2017
The Bruins lost 3 things on Wednesday, a legend, an icon, and a GREAT MAN! I have been a Bruins fan for 52 years from Ohio, so I remember Mr. Schmidt in his post player era. Thoughts and prayers to his family and MANY friends, and to the Bruins family as well. R.I.P. #15!
January 6, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of Milt. He seems to have been very passionate for his team and sport. May god be with ose closest to him, knowing that soon you can be reunited in paradise (John 5:38,28).
Matthew Otter
January 6, 2017
Condolences to the Schmidt family, friends and colleagues, may you have peace and kindness from God during this time of loss. (1 Corinthians 1:3)
January 6, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 6, 2017
Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14 Sincerely. L Ohio
January 5, 2017
To a Classy Man and Great Bruin all the best to you and your family-from Bill Downie and his family-your the best forever grateful thank-you. From London Ontario Canada we were fortunate to have the Bruins training camp here in London in the early 70,s all the best.
Bill Downie
January 5, 2017
Mr. Schmidt for several summers in the early 60's took his family to Fenelon Falls, Ontario to lead the Byrnell Manor Hockey School (Bill and Frank Stukus). During my three years there I learned more about his exemplary character, his love of family (his kids Nancy and Conn were at the camp as well), and his kindness. I will always cherish the time with Mr Schmidt. RIP
Dean Bodkin
January 5, 2017
One of the greatest bruins. I met Mr. Schmidt many times at the Garden Club where my parents held their season tickets. Very gracious man and I really enjoyed his interviews on the Big bad bruins. Always a man remembered, and never will be forgotten.
Jennifer kontos - Boston
Jennifer Kontos
January 5, 2017
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Mr. Milt Schmidt. May God give you the support from friends and family to be able to endure throughout this trying time in your lives. Know that Prayer is being said in your behalf. May God and his loving memories that you shared with him, help ease the pain that you are feeling.
January 5, 2017

Sadly I read about the passing of a wonderful gentleman . My husband Zellio Toppazzini (deceased) knew Milt from hockey and had nothing but praise to say about him. I met him at a Rhode Island Heritage picnic a few years ago and I was thrilled to say I met him. I am sending my deepest sympathy to his family and also my thoughts and prayers.A life well lived.Sincerely Shirley Toppazzin
Shirley Toppazzini
January 5, 2017
Milt, Rest in Peace, Thanks for your devotion to hockey and the Boston Bruins. I have fond memories, of being able to meet you, when my dad was a member of the boston garden club, when you were the manager, I Will Never Forget How great it was to be able to talk to you for only a minute or two. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 5, 2017
With good and great people in our lives, we can become a little too comfortable. Then one day, bam!, they are gone. And then , boy do we miss them. Now this is what a hockey person should be like. He represented in a way that was all good and classy. His memory will forever hang tall and deep in our hearts! Prayers go out to all of his family and for his memory.
Bobby Wilcox
January 5, 2017
Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Milt, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to the Canadian nation.
Harry Simpson
January 5, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 5, 2017
Another member of "the Greatest Generation" passes on.An honorable man who sacrificed three years of his hockey career to enlist in World Warll.A true American and Hockey shining star !
January 5, 2017
Milt, Rest in Peace. Thanks for your devotion to hockey and the Boston Bruins. I have fond memories watching you play in the old Garden with my Dad. You were a Gentleman and credit to the NHL.
Fred Grimes
January 5, 2017
Valenda Newell
January 5, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Schmidt family. Your loved one was blessed with many years (Psalms 90:10) and will be missed. God cares and gives true comfort to all.
Mary Smith
January 5, 2017
What a long and wonderful life! So many cannot say the same. May Milt Schmidt forever live in our hearts and in God's book of life.
January 5, 2017
Please accept my condolences family, friends, and fans. Know that "the Father of tender mercies" feel your pain and sorrow. He sent forth his son Jesus Christ "to bind up the brokenhearted and To comfort all who mourn." (Isaiah 61:1,2)
January 5, 2017
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 promises that God will soon do away with suffering and make our future better.
January 5, 2017
Thanks for the memories. RIP, #15.
K Noonan
January 5, 2017
I am very sorry tot the friends and family for the loss. My heart goes out to the friends and family for the loss. Heres an encouraging scripture to help the family while their there grieving the loss. Ish 25:8- "he will swallow up death forever, " soon deatg a thing of the past.
January 5, 2017
Schmidt Family, Friends,

Sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Schmidt. So many enjoyed his playing hockey. He is missed and loved. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.
January 5, 2017
Milt, Thank you for you courage, inspiration and love that you brought us in the Hockey world I remember you as one of the most influential figures in NHL history, and you will be missed. Godspeed and Rest in Peace!
Donna James
January 4, 2017
michelle plakas-kaiser
January 4, 2017
I was blessed to have Mr. Milt in my hospice home-The Stanley Tippett Hospice Home even for a day. Best to all who knew him-what a legacy.
Cynthia MacHenry
January 4, 2017
Cynthia MacHenry
January 4, 2017
Celebrated my first NHL game last week. It was with my precious son and Lover of the Greatest Game on Ice - Hockey!
Hope to skate together with you and our families in Heaven!!!
Thank you,Mr. Milt for leading The Way!
January 4, 2017
Good evening..
My name is Elizabeth Reimers.. nee Wahl originally from Kitchener, the home of my father Robert Wahl who was a school mate of Milt in public school. My father always talked about how proud he was to know the members of that famous KRAUT LINE!!!
When Milt's wife had one of her children, it was at the old KW HOSPITAL and I was born at the same time as their child.My birthday is May 15, 1947 and one of his children has a birthday close to mine. My Mother's name was Ingeborg.. SWEDISH!!
I have always wanted to be in touch with someone who has a birthday close to mine.
My Sister, Christine will be 60 on May 22 and she and I are planning to have a joint celebratory birthday party for both of us on the long weekend in MAY at the WALPER HOTEL and I am inviting Milt's child to come and celebrate our birthdays together.
Both of my parents are gone and my DAD was 86 years and one week when he died and my Mom was 92 1/2.
When I read the write up about Milt he was just a couple of months older than my DAD....and I also heard Milt honoured on the 100 players on Sunday afternoon at the outdoor game here in Toronto. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know what it is like to loose someone you love and care about.
GOD BLESS.......
Elizabeth Reimers
January 4, 2017
Condolences to the family. Prayers and words of comfort to his loved ones. Milt was a legend he will be missed. May God grant them comfort in their time of distress.
Ypsilanti, Michigan
January 4, 2017
Rest In Peace, Mr. Schmidt...
January 4, 2017
Dear Schmidt Family Rory and I wish to express our condolences's on the loss of Milt Schmidt.luv,faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
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