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Marie Clare Schmitt

1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Marie Clare Schmitt Obituary
Marie Clare Schmitt, passed away December 20, 2017. Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Edward Henry Schmitt. Loving mother of Edward (Mary) and Richard (Corinne). Cherished Nana of Edward Schmitt III, Sarah Fruy (Jason), Evan Schmitt, and Alec Schmitt. Great-grandmother of Hunter Fruy. Preceded in death by her brothers Richard Collins, Robert Collins, and Dennis Collins. Marie Clare inspired her family with her faith, kindness and love. We will miss her beautiful smile and the grace and charm of her company. Marie Clare was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 19, 1923 to Dr. Richard and Marie Collins. Her family moved to Aurora, Illinois when she was four years of age. She was a graduate of Madonna High School in Aurora and St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. After college she taught grade school in Oak Park. In 1952 Marie Clare was married to the love of her life, Edward Schmitt. Together they raised their two sons and were active members of the Aurora community. Marie Clare, along with her husband, was instrumental in relocating and rebuilding Aurora Central Catholic High School. She supported the Paramount Arts Center, Mercy Hospital, and the Aurora Foundation. She was a member of the St. Anne's Society at Holy Angels, Pressed Glass Club, and the Fox Valley Garden Club. Marie Clare was a resident of Long Boat Key Florida for 25 years and attended St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora for 90 years. Marie Clare enjoyed traveling, reading, and the lifelong friendships she made. Most of all she adored her family and spending time with them. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster and Hardin Avenues in Aurora. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Aurora. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in the name of Marie Clare Schmitt to Ronald McDonalds House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, Illinois. 60673. Please call 630-897-9291 for further information and www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Dec. 30, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018
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