Kathleen “Kathy” Schmider of Westford, MA


5843 SchmiderKathleen Ann (Roche) Schmider, 56, of Westford, MA died Saturday morning, July 30, 2016 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA.

She was married to Mr. John A. Schmider with whom she would have celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2016.

Kathy was the daughter of Gail Roche of Las Vegas, NV and the late Norman Roche. She was a graduate of Acton-Boxboro High School with the class of 1979.

She was a certified nursing assistant, and owned and operated Kathy Schmider Commercial Cleaning of Westford, MA.

She was a member of Harbor of Hope Church of Chelmsford, MA.

Kathy loved spending time with her family and her greatest joy in life was making others happy.

Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Hannah Schmider of Westford, MA; three sons Brian, Curtis and Kyle Schmider all of Westford, MA; a sister, Lori Roche of Ayer, MA; four brothers and their wives, John and Robin Roche of Moultonborough, NH, James and Linda Roche of Francistown, NH, Lawrence and Janine Roche of Boxboro, MA, and Norman and Nicole Roche of Groton, MA; two step-sisters and their husbands, Deborah and Gary Montecalvo of Attleboro, MA, Cathy and Jerry Bolduc of Chelmsford, MA; and a granddaughter, Rebecca Marchand of Townsend, MA. Kathy was also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as several close friends.

Visiting hours Tuesday 3 to 7 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Wed. at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church 275 Billerica Rd Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua, Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 For the Cancer Center.


August 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


August 3, 2016
11:00 AM
Grace Community Church 275 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Michelle stevens says:

    John & family

    I didn’t know that Kathy had passed away. I’m so sorry to see this… my heart is sad. My deepest condolences to you, and the children.

  2. Linda Gravlin says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing, may she rest in peace. Sending prayers and strength to the Schmider and Roche families at this very difficult time.

  3. Paul says:

    It was good to see you John, I know we are not best friends but my heart was truly broke to hear such news. Please let me know if I could ever be of help

  4. Brenda Nicolosi says:

    To the Schmider and Roche family I am so sorry about Kathy’s passing. I didn’t know her well but
    the few times I had the opportunity to be with her I felt she was one of the most happy and caring
    people I had ever met. May the days ahead bring your family closer as you share precious memories
    of your time with Kathy. God Bless

  5. Jim and Dorothea Beltzer says:

    Dear John, Brian, Curtis, Kyle and Hannah,

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. We admired Kathy for her strength of character and faith. We will continue to be inspired by the actions she took and the things she said while she was with us.- She will live in our great memories.
    We are praying for you all to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that he will take care of each one of you.

    God bless you and your family. Hugs and love from Jim and Dorothea Beltzer

  6. Elisa says:

    Kathy had a pure, kind and generous spirit that will live on through her family and in all of our hearts. I cherish the time we spent together. I love all of you and hope that you find peace in this time of heartbreak.

  7. Joanne Caldwell Morse says:

    Kathy touched so many lives with her beautiful soul and smile. She was and is amazing and I am so lucky to have had her in my life. The day I met Kathy was the day my life changed for the better. I will miss her but I know that she will always be with me and someday I will meet up with her again. Sending my love to all and my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Keep the memories close to your heart!!

  8. Debbie Montecalvo says:

    To the Schmeider and Roche family,
    Kathy has left such lasting footprints on this Earth. Her spirituality, infectious laugh, positive attitude in difficult times, offering encouragement and prayer to anyone who needed it … These are just some of her beautiful qualities that she possessed and passed down to so many. She has taken these virtues with her on her journey to Heaven. We will always keep her in our hearts and her family in our prayers. Our love to each of you and always with our sister, Kathy.

  9. Peter E. O'Neil says:

    Dear Kathy,
    You made a mark in this world that will live on through your family and friends.
    We will all miss your presence, your life, your laughter and your love.
    Rest in peace.
    The O’Neil Families

  10. Colleen Hogan-Mazzola says:

    Dear Hannah,
    I was so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I enjoyed talking to her and she always made me smile. She was so proud of you! She will continue to watch over. Feel free to talk to me any time you need to in school this year. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Mrs. M.

  11. Darlene Maio says:

    An Angel has gone home, Kathy will leave wonderful memories in so many hearts, all who knew her. Her Mom, her wonderful family all will never forget the blessing she was, my love to all of them. Rest in peace beautiful soul. Love, Darlene Maio

  12. Markajuskas says:

    Dear Brian,
    We were very sad to hear of your mother’s passing.
    She is now resting in the arms of Jesus and walking the streets of gold.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    the Markauskas family

  13. Jen Morse says:

    Thank you for being a wonderful friend to my mother. You were truly an amazing woman. I can’t wait to tell my daughter one day all about the thoughtful blanket you gave her. A little birdie told me you’re at peace now.

    Xoxo to you and your family

  14. Pam & Jim Joseph says:

    Our hearts are very very heavy today -Kathy will be greatly missed-her love for people – her great smile – her grit to see things through and her sense of humor and positive outlook-these are just a few things that made Kathy soo very special. Praying that the Lord’s tender arms will enfold all of you with His love
    Love Jim & Pam Joseph

  15. Jeff Bucchianeri says:

    Kathy truly did just want to make people happy and I will miss her tremendously. Remember to celebrate in her joyous life and that you have so many of us around who love you.

  16. Carol Oman says:

    So sorry to hear about Kathy. My best to the entire family.

    Carol Oman

  17. Mindy and family says:

    Cathie, Debbie, and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your step-sister Kathy. May her beautiful stories and the wonderful memories of her comfort you at this difficult time.

  18. Coleen Fenton says:

    Someone so special can never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Coleen Fenton

  19. Marilyn Kusmann says:

    John and family: Our heart is heavy hearing of Kathy’s passing. She was one of the most loving, giving and funniest ladies. I personlly have lots of fond memories that I will keep in my heart. God Bless you all! Much Love,

    Marilyn & Massimo (Kusmann)

  20. Katie Lynch says:

    Dear Schmider Family,
    Kathy was a sweet, endearing sister to me. I loved her and will miss her greatly. At times she would come alongside to encourage, comfort and strengthen me, then other times she would be so much fun and make me laugh til I cried.
    Her greatest legacy for me was the sweet aroma of the presence of Jesus in her life, of which I will forever emulate. We enjoyed sharing scriptures of God’s love, strength and peace when times got hard, and praying for one another through it all.
    I am so grateful to God for His loving care, His presence and provision each step of the way in this- her final journey on Earth, and His promise of eternal life granted to her, because of Christ’s resurrection.
    “…I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25

    • Cathie says:

      Absolutely BEAUTIFUL – I could not sum up my relationship with Kathy better than this. Thank you Katie for your words!

  21. Jim and Mary Ann Merrill says:

    Cousin Kathy you will be missed! I will never forget the summer you spent with us in New York. We had a blast, you turned me on to Aerosmith my first real rock album.You always lit up a room with your smile and infectious laugh!

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Schmider and Roche Families!

    Jim and Mary Ann

  22. David and Cathy Chiasson says:

    She will be missed many.

    David and Cathy Chiasson

  23. Lori Breault says:

    Dear Curtis ️️an famliy , we are with very heavy hearts to have to say we are so
    Sorry to hear the news today ! Truly our thoughts are with each ️️an everyone one in your families . Sending heartfelt hugs xxoo. The breaults

  24. Donna pell says:

    I wish the Schmider and Roche family peace. Remember her smile, laughter and her compassion and love for everyone. A great daughter sister, wife, mother and friend. She will be missed. Ly kath

  25. Deb @ Danielle Drouin says:

    Cathy was a remarkable person beautiful person inside and out. I remember when she brought our family over supper 2 days after I had my baby Danielle now 15 , I was just getting to know her, that’s was the kind of person she was . Cathy will be missed by so many people. Our prayers and condolences go out to her beautiful children and her husband John and family and friends RIP Cathy

  26. Diane Dunn says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of Kathy. We are deeply grateful for John and Kathy in our lives. During our difficult times with our son they have both encouraged and given advice and prayers. I admire Kathy and John for their walk of faith during this difficult time. Our prayers are with all the family during this sorrowful time! Love, Craig and Diane

  27. The Chick Family says:

    Our hearts are heavy today as we learn of Kathy’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and loved dearly by so many. Our family will always hold Kathy and the whole Schmider family in hearts. Our prayer go out for you all.

    The Chick family

    David, Denise, Nicole, Jenny, Becky and Luke

  28. Peggy Mahar says:

    Dear John and all the Schmider family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Kathy. She was truly one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. She and John were such a lovely and loving couple; so easy to talk to and down to earth. She was such a wonderful Mom, also, as I remember many days at Grace Community Church, discussing our children and love for our families. My love and prayers are truly with you guys right now. May God comfort you and fill your heart with wonderful memories of Kathy. Love, Peggy Mahar

  29. Kathy Schad says:

    Remembering Kathy’s beautiful heart! Remembering her beautiful smile! Sending big hugs and lots of love to the Schmider and Roche Family!
    xo, Steve and Kathy (Fenton) Schad

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