OBITUARY

Audrey L. Schechter

July 6, 1934July 15, 2021

Audrey L. Schechter resident of Stamford CT since 1958, died peacefully July15, 2021 at 4:32 am after successfully overcoming multiple life-long health challenges. She was 87 years old. She was born July 6, 1934 in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. She was the daughter of Abraham Levine and Ruth Greenwald Levine.

Audrey had a long career in nursing, retiring at age 78, never letting any obstacles, personal or professional, stop her determination to perform at the height of excellence. A 1957 RN graduate from Bellevue School of Nursing, she went on to receive her BSN from the University of the State of New York in 1987 and in 1991 earn her MSN, from the College of New Rochelle. She had exceptional clinical expertise and creative problem-solving capabilities which she applied as a clinical consultant, wound care specialist, bedside and formal educator, administrator, innovator and change agent.

Audrey’s nursing career spanned a period of more than forty years, including twenty-five in critical care at Stamford Hospital as Critical Care Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Subsequently she spent ten years in administration and clinical consulting in long term care and subacute rehab facility as first Assistant Director of Nursing followed by Supervisor Wound Care Nurse and Staff Development, at Long Ridge of Stamford, and as Visiting Nurse for Amedisys in Stamford. In the community, she taught health related classes, took leadership roles in support groups and spoke at professional meetings. Colleagues speak of her dedication, intelligence, and caring treatment of patients. She is listed in the Who’s Who In American Nursing.

She was a member of Chavurat Aytz Chayim. Her friends viewed her as an inspiring role model for her strength in the face of a series of health challenges. Many describe her as kind, lovely and a very special friend.

She is survived by her husband Ed Schechter, children Laurie and Michael, Martha Schechter who she considered her daughter, and grandchildren Rebeccah and Samantha Schechter.

The funeral service will be at Temple Sinai located at 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford, CT 06903 on Sunday, July 18 2:30 pm.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

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  • Burial

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Audrey L. Schechter

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larry cholden

July 17, 2021

Dear Ed, Laurie and Michael,
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Audrey, your wife and mother. She was a very sweet and intelligent woman who will be greatly missed. Although she was only an acquaintance through the chavurah I enjoyed speaking to her on those occasions when we met. I hope that your grief is tempered by your friends and family.

Your Friend,
Larry Cholden

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