Half Staff – Rita B. Schmidt, 95

October 26, 2012
Marblehead — Rita B. (Wetmore) Schmidt, 95, of Marblehead, originally of Cambridge, then Winchester, Boston, Rockport, and Cambridge again, passed away after a lengthy decline. Daughter and last child of the late Sherwood “Jerry” and Elizabeth Wetmore of Cambridge. Graduate of Cambridge Latin School, class of 1934, and Radcliffe College, class of 1938. Widow of the late Arthur P. Schmidt of Winchester, Boston, and Rockport. She is survived by her son, Arthur and his wife Aurora Camacho of Media, Pa., her son, Mark and his wife Alicia Andrews of Marblehead; her grandchildren, Alicia, Genevieve, and Allison; step grandchildren, Jennifer, Janie, and Anna; her great-grandchildren, Antonio, Thalia, Nayeli, and Elena Paz; and step great-grandchildren, Abigail and Christopher.ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, on Tuesday, October 30, at 10 a.m. Cremation followed by interment will be at a later date. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead, on Monday, October 29, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to Oxfam America, 226 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. Please visit the online guest book at www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com