Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Elizabeth D. Schoendorf

April 28, 1919April 27, 2020

Goodbye forever, old fellows and gals. Elizabeth H. Dean Schoendorf, ( also known as Liz or Betty) passed away peacefully on April 27, 2020 a day short of her 101 birthday. She is preceded by her husband Louis A. Schoendorf. She is survived by her children Louis A. Schoendorf of Va, Alice l Renzoni of CT and Marita R. Howard of Ga. Also 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth was born on April 28, 1919 in Lawrence, Mass, and her family moved to CT when she was in the fourth grade. Graduating from Harding high School in Bridgeport, CT. She received the most popular award. Married to Louis a. Schoendorf they lived in Milford, CT till the late 70s where they then move to Westbrook, CT. The two were part of the square dancing club, and very active in their senior center.

After her husband passed away she moved back to Milford, CT where she lived a very busy life. She was awarded woman of the year, served as chaplain and volunteered at the senior center. Betty loved to sing and dance and was always trying to give you something.

We are so grateful to her nephew Bob Bradley who has been there to help look after her for many years. Also her granddaughter's Holly Huydic and Diana Murdock, who have spent many years with her helping out with shopping doctor appointments or a quick trip to McDonalds.

A special thank you to Hewitt Rehab in Shelton, CT where she spent the last few years receiving wonderful care.

Arrangements will be made through Swan Funeral Home Madison, CT 06443. A private funeral service will be held at a future date.

That old Gang of mine.

Gee, but I'd give the world to see

That old gang of mine.

I can't forget that old quartet

That's saying sweet Adele like

Goodbye forever, old sweethearts and pals

God bless them, I'm off to see that old gang of mine.


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Elizabeth D. Schoendorf

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Sherryl Priviti

May 22, 2020

Marita & Family-my deepest sympathies to all. She will always be in your heart and your dreams. My fondest memory of your Mom was when she came with you to my 25th wedding anniversary party. She loved talking with everyone and was thrilled when my niece's boyfriend asked her to dance. I think she was about 80 and danced pretty damn good! Rest in God's peace Mrs. S

Nancy Howard

May 21, 2020

Never had the pleasure of getting to know your mama, but Marita and I have shared memories. From what a gather, she loved to be around people. So sorry for your loss, but to have lived 100 years, almost 101 is indeed a blessing. Just remember that memories of her will always be in your heart.


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