OBITUARY

Maryann Schrader

December 28, 1931October 30, 2020

Maryann Schrader, ever-faithful, has passed away at the age of 88. She was brave, and present, and surrounded by loved ones as she peacefully left us.

Born in New York on December 28, 1931, Maryann has always been known for her toughness and the resiliency gained through the loss of both of her parents at an early age. God gave her (and us) Nanny Feaster who brought unconditional love into our family and empowered this young girl to achieve success in everything she set her mind to. One thing everyone knew is that you could count on Maryann.

Married to Harry J, Schrader for 58 years, she loved him dearly and kept his memory close after his passing in 2012. This amazing couple raised six children who were always made to feel at the center of their parent’s lives. Ellen, Cathy, Susan, Patricia, Harry and Matt gratefully acknowledge that true gift of selflessness and are honored for the Good Life Mom and Dad provided. To that end, Maryann was the coordinator of all things; family chef, religion teacher, homemaker, the original soccer mom, task-master, and consoler. She was one of a kind.

Maryann’s life was surely adventurous with never a dull moment as she would say. She enjoyed wonderful life chapters living on Long Island, at the Red Barn of Princeton, New Jersey, and most recently in Charlotte, North Carolina. A clear highlight was her seven years aboard the Good Life II, with fun-filled intercoastal journeys from Block Island to The Bahamas. Maryann loved the water, a sunny day, a good book, Notre Dame football, and a glass of Pinot Grigio.

Relationships were strong and genuine throughout Maryann’s life, which was a blessing she counted among her most cherished. A loyal friend to many, a loving sister/aunt/cousin, a caring Mother-in-Law, involved Grandmother (to 16), and doting Great-Grandmother (to 5); Maryann thrived by being involved with, and informed by, ALL of the crazy storylines that make up this family. It is in all truth...the family she created.

We will remember her with smiles and laughter.

A Funeral Mass honoring the life of Maryann will be held at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte, NC at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

A graveside service will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pennsylvania at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Services

2 July

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Washington Crossing National Cemetery

830 Highland Road
Newtown , PA 18940

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Cathy Nordlund

December 3, 2020

Seeing Her in Me

“I’m sorry for your loss.” As if you’re lost, like a forgotten wallet or misplaced keys. A phrase used to empathize, to quell unease. I have said it too — about pets and strangers, but never about you. I find you in my deep-set eyes and the cheekbones below. My hands match yours 30 years ago. I see you in my summer tan that’s dark by mid-July, and in the lines that arc around my mouth if I laugh or cry. No, I haven’t lost you, Mom. That could never be. You’re present everywhere, most of all in me. — Alicia Gabe

Betty Hushon

December 2, 2020

Maryanne was my neighbor here in Charlotte for a few short years. We shared many memories over a glass of wine. I was blessed to bring her the Holy Eucharist when she was not able to receive on her own. She was always so grateful but it was me who was gifted to be able to bring her communion. I will miss her. May God bless her family during this difficult time.

Corinne Attanasio

December 2, 2020

I met Maryann at New Ventures, I rember her beautiful sparkling eyes and she talked about how she loved to cook especially for her family. What a lovely lady with a wonderful and happy attitude. She will be missed.

michelle masciotra

November 4, 2020

Dear Schrader Family- Sending our love and prayers at this difficult time for kind Maryann.

Over the last 25 years when visiting the Nordlund Family, we would have the pleasure of sharing time with Maryann at their home while our young children played together in their wonderful playhouse.

From the moment I met Maryann, felt her strength, love and endless wit.

Most recently, we had the pleasure of seeing the history of the Titanic at the Ronald Reagan Library, even though Maryann was using a cane, she sprinted up the steps with ease and a big smile.

Know she will remain in your hearts forever with many treasured memories . With love, Michelle and Nicole

Paul/ Joanne Leonard

November 3, 2020

MaryAnn and Harry were one of the most dynamic unique couples the Good Lord sent to this earth. Our shared weeks aboard The Good Life II as Harry guided his beloved trawler from port to port are indelible cherished memories. The world was better with the two on earth and heaven will be better as they reunite at God’ s throne. Prayer and God’s Grace on their children and family. Joanne and I are blessed having been a small part of their lives. Requiescet in Pace. Paul & Joanne

Allison Grimm

November 3, 2020


It was a blessing to have you as my grandmother and loved sharing memories with you such as getting my license and graduating college. You are a strong lady and great perseverance that’s what I admire in you. Thank you for being a great grandmother to your grandkids. I love you and I’ll miss you.

Cathy Nordlund

November 2, 2020

We siblings had the privilege of walking Mom right to heaven’s gate. Her passing could not have been more painless or peaceful. This photo was taken two days before she died. She left the world the same way she lived her life- on her own terms..

Andrew Favata

November 2, 2020

To all the Schraders,

So sorry to hear this news. We love you all and hope God can lift you up and be with you during this difficult time.
Aunt Maryann brought me tons of love, laughter and kindness. From all the Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter celebrations to the weddings and special trips and events, she brought her "A" game to make it special for all of us.
We will miss her but know that there is a piece of her heart and soul in every one of the Schraders to share with others for a lifetime.
God bless you all.
Love,

Andrew, Carole, Bianca, Chris and Bella

Patricia Daigneault

November 2, 2020

Dear Harry, Kathy & family,
I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I did not know her; however, from the memories shared on this site, I can see how she and your Dad passed their vibrancy for life, their involvement in the community and dedication to their children have been passed down to you. She will always be in your hearts, memories and thoughts. My sincere condolences, may she rest in peace and in your heart always.

Patricia Ann Daigneault
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Madelyn Tusay

November 1, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Maryann's passing. She was a vibrant and warm member of our women's spirituality group at St James Church in Pennington, NJ, and I will always remember her wisdom, clarity, ad bright, generous smile (and her tatoo!).

Rest in Peace with the Lord, Maryann. You will be missed!

FROM THE FAMILY