PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Suzanne Marie Schroeter, 60, of Broadview Terrace died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center after battling an extended illness.
Born in Manhasset, N.Y., on April 12, 1954, daughter of Louis and Doris Mauderer Schroeter, her family moved to Lenox in 1970 and operated the Morgan House in Lee. She graduated from Miss Hall's School in 1972 and continued her education in Florida and Arizona. She settled in Pittsfield in the 1990s to raise her son.
Ms. Schroeter had various professional interests and, until her retirement in 2012, had last worked for Starbase Technologies.
She was a devoted member of South Congregational Church, to which she contributed in various capacities. She found peace of mind through her faith and her love for music, and lived a positive and humorous life that affected everyone around her.
She leaves her son, Kaare Francis, from whom she found the strength to survive her long and difficult illness; her brother, Louis Schroeter of Williamstown; her sister, Carol Arriens of Arizona; four nephews, and her beloved dog, Sid.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ms. Schroeter will be held Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. from South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield. Private burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247.