December 21, 1930 - March 26, 2016
Lorraine Alice Schulze, 85, of Lenox, died peacefully Saturday afternoon in the company of her family in the home Fred built for her in 1957. Born in Pittsfield December 21, 1930, the daughter of David Weston Northwood and Mildred Curry Northwood, she was a 1948 graduate of Pittsfield High School and later in her life attended Berkshire Community College. Mrs. Schulze was the Office Manager at her family’s business, C.T. Brigham Wholesale Paper Co. of Pittsfield and retired after 30 years of service. A world class volunteer, while still working she was on the Berkshire Community College Advisory Board for 17 years and was instrumental in planting trees at the current campus shortly after it opened. She also discovered a calling as a tour guide and volunteered in that capacity at Tanglewood for 50 years, Naumkeag in Stockbridge for 14 years, Frelinghuysen Morris House Studio for 18 years, and was a Field Guide for grade school children at the Pleasant Valley Sanctuary. She enjoyed her work as an usher at the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington from 2000 to 2014 and taught English as a Second Language at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge for 14 years. Mrs. Schulze and her husband Ferdinand F. Schulze, who died March 2, 2013, were married in 1950. She is survived by her daughter Daryl L. Wardwell and her husband Bruce of Whethersfield, CT; one son, David F. Schulze of Pittsfield; grandchildren Jake, Kelsey, and Liza Wardwell; one brother, Lance A Northwood and his wife Elaine of Pittsfield; nieces Jessica Hudnall and husband John, and Jamie Northwood and her son Weston along with countless friends whom she adored. The funeral of Lorraine A. Schulze of Lenox who died March 26, 2016 will be Friday, April 1 at 10 am St. Joseph’s Church in Pittsfield. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours at the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME in Lenox will be Thursday, March 31st from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Salvation Army or Soldier On, both in care of the funeral home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.
Lorraine Alice Schulze, 85, of Lenox, died peacefully Saturday afternoon in the company of her family in the home Fred built for her in 1957. Born in Pittsfield December 21, 1930, the daughter of David Weston Northwood and Mildred Curry Northwood,... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Lorraine Alice Schulze, 85, of Lenox, died peacefully Saturday...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Schulze family.Send Flowers