Condolence & Memory Journal

To the entire Schmidt Family,

We are so sorry for the passing of your mom. We have some of the fondest memories of our childhood spent together. I remember one time the ladies, Alice, Alma, Margie and Lorraine were taking a trip up to New Found Lake. Alice was driving the boat - Lincoln Town car. Watching these woman preparing for their journey was hysterical and a little unsettling. As they were pulling out of the driveway, I thought to myself this is how they must have felt when their children were leaving on a trip with friends. It was a bit scary watching the car back out of the driveway on the busy main street to embark on a weekend that, I am certain, was filled with lots of laughs and great memories. The greatest group of woman and friends!!! Rest in peace Alice.

Posted by Jayne Sheehan & Family    May 08, 2020

Alice is my dear mother in law, I am the wife of her deceased son Robert.I can only say, she was the best mother in law anyone could ever ask for,as well as the sweetest woman on earth. I loved her dearly, and I thank the Schmidt family for their kindness to me, God Bless the entire family!

Posted by Joanne Schmidt - Melrose, MA - Family   May 07, 2020

My dear Schmidt family,

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Aunt Alice was an amazing woman, and I always enjoyed visiting with her up the lake. She will be tremendously missed. I wish that I could be there for you in person to give each of you a warm and loving hug. Until that time, please know that you all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Kim

Posted by Kim Simpson - Keene, NH - Family   May 05, 2020

We all loved the Schmidt family, Alice especially. Growing up, we spent many weekends with them. Alice was my mother's best friend and that friendship lasted a lifetime, even though we moved to California. Alice was a real lady. That special kind of lady that is rare. She was kind, happy and thoughtful. She loved her family and was very proud of her children. Someone very special is gone from us, but I will never forget her. My condolences to the Schmidt kids, especially. Know that we love you and wish you every blessing.

Posted by Linda Cox (Miles) - San Diego, CA - Family Friend   May 05, 2020

Dear Heidi,
Your mom was such a beautiful woman inside and out. Such a lady at all times. I have many fond memories of our younger days with you, Linda your siblings, friends and your family on the lake. Your mom was so generous and kind and always made us girls feel like family. All my love to you and you family during this difficult time.

Posted by cheryl Pendenza - Medford, MA - Friend   May 05, 2020

Alice was my mother's best friend all throughout her life. Alice was like a second mother to me. Growing up was always an adventure at Newfound Lake. When Alice and Ed finally opened their cottage at Holiday Hill, my parents were gifted their cottage at Nuttings Beach. Every Saturday we made the trip to Holiday Hill. It was a wonderful time to grow up, from the clam bakes, the building parties, and the talent contests. Sending time there was wonderful. Then during the Winter, the Schmidt's were just around the corner. For a few years the world was consumed with the Hawaii 78 Club. That group took off on the first plane released from the Blizzard of 1978. Alice was a wonderful person to the Trujillo Family and I will miss her very much. The pain is gone and you have gone to your reward. I love you Alice!

Posted by Roger Trujillo - Everett, MA - Family Friend   May 05, 2020

Pam so sorry about your mom I know its been tough these last couple of years but you can rest assure she is in a better place. I will say a prayer for her soul.Donna Cole

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Alice and your dad were a part of our sweet memories growing up as children at Newfound Lake including all the fun hotel trips with the Hawaii 78 Club. We can still hear Alice's voice calling our names.
We were always welcomed at your mom and dad's house. Alice never minded a hundred kids running in and out. Who can forget the "pig roasts?" Plenty of food, drink and Elvis Presley music. Thank you for sharing the video. It was such a celebration of her life and her beautiful family, Love, The Ross family.

Posted by Patti Ann Ross- Burak - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   May 05, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Alice and your dad were a part of our sweet memories growing up as children at Newfound Lake including all the fun hotel trips with the Hawaii 78 Club. We can still hear Alice's voice calling our names.
We were always welcomed at your mom and dad's house. Alice never minded a hundred kids running in and out. Who can forget the "pig roasts?" Plenty of food, drink and Elvis Presley music. Thank you for sharing the video. It was such a celebration of her life and her beautiful family, Love, The Ross family.

Posted by Patti Ann Ross- Burak - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   May 04, 2020

Dear Pam,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family over your Mother's passing. She was such a help whenever I needed information from Human Resources.It was a pleasure working with both of you.

Posted by Bill Faucher - Stoneham, MA - Coworker   May 04, 2020

Our deepest sympathies for your loss -Schmidt Family, Hurst Family, Gostanian Family, and MacMillian Family - We are remembering many good times with Alice. Another of our 'greatest generation' gone but her memory, kindness, fun, and love will always be in our hearts and minds. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.

Posted by Denise & Domenic Scolaro and Frances Gostanian - Venice, FL - Family   May 04, 2020

I'm so sad to hear about Alice passing. She was a sweet person and very welcoming. She helped me navigate my first years working at Whidden Memorial Hispital. She'll never be forgotten.

Posted by Madeline Hoffman-Littlehale - Windham, NH - Friend   May 04, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss of Alice, a most wonderful and caring person who will surely be missed by many. I am Barbara Melvin, wife of the late Charles R. Melvin, who passed away Nov.3, 2017

Posted by Bsrbarz Melvin - Chelsea, MA - Family   May 03, 2020

With deepest sympathy to the family of Alice Schmidt. May precious memories help you through these difficult days , and bring you comfort in your days of sorrow.

Roberta Marcin RN Retired from Whidden Memorial Hospital Everett MA 02149

Posted by Roberta Marcin - Everett, MA - Friend   May 03, 2020

Allison and Family, May the Lord hold you extra close to his heart during this very difficult time.
The picture slides portray a wonderful and beautiful life your mother had. You are all a living tribute to the great love your mother had for all of you and you for her.
Our thoughts are with you knowing the pain that accompanies the loss of your mother. Your mothers love will be with you always.

Posted by Susan & Harry Kraiza - Lewes, DE - Family Friend   May 03, 2020

My heart goes out to all of the Family.
I have wonderful memories of days an nights ,as a child ,
On Holiday Hill, and how comfortable, Alice would make me feel .and open her heart and home to me . A great woman
Amen God Bless

Posted by Patricia Bryant - Revere, MA - Family Friend   May 03, 2020

God bless you, Allison ,and family during this difficult time-know that your mother is at peace with God.

Posted by Judy Bernat - Lake Worth, FL - Family   May 03, 2020

Ed, Janet and family,
I wish I had met Alice more than I had, but that one meeting showed me the sophisticated and gracious woman that she was! Even through her illness she showed her beauty and love with everything around her.

Remember her, as I know you will, for all the good times!
Nancy

Posted by Nancy Roy - Hebron, NH - Family Friend   May 02, 2020

Dearest Pam and family,

We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a loving and gracious woman to all. The fond memories we have of both her and Ed at the holidays, family events, and the Lake will forever hold them deep in our hearts.

I pray for peace and comfort to you and all your family members at this time of sorrow.

Love you,
Anne and Herb
and Family

Posted by Anne and Herb Lawrence - Saugus, MA - Family   May 02, 2020

To Alice's Family, Our condolences on the loss of your mom. She has been our mother Rita's roommate, at Bear Mountain, for quite some time. She was a very sweet woman. We saw how much love her family always showed to her. We know this is a tremendous loss for all of you. Hopefully all the special memories you have of your mom will help you in the difficult days ahead. God Bless Alice, and all of you! Debbie and Jim

Posted by Debbie and Jim Blanchard - NH - Acquaintance   May 01, 2020