Shirley (Peck) Schmidt, 85, LPN

Shirley (Peck) Schmidt, LPN, 85, of Haverhill passed away Thursday Dec. 11, at Penacook Place in Haverhill.

She was born in Waterbury, Conn. Oct. 11, 1929, daughter of the late Athelm and Irene (Lucas) Peck. Schmidt was a graduate of Naugatuck High School, class of 1947, Grace New Haven Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1962 and later graduated from Mattatuck Community College, class of 1975 with a degree in psychology. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a staff nurse at Penacook Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Peck and her sister Dolores Seegar.

She was the wife of the late William T. Schmidt and is survived by her children Kristen S. and her husband Roderick Cameron of Aripeka, Fla., Karen S. and her husband Nicholas Tarzia of Merrimac, Kathleen A. and her husband Robert Porter of Newburyport, MA and Kurt W. Schmidt and his wife Vickie of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; her sister Lorraine P. DeSocio of Plainville, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, Sara Cameron-Morley, James Cameron, Jill Tarzia, Mary Edelstein, Jessica Dixon, Gregory Porter, Zachary Schmidt, Devon Turner, Matthew and Joseph Schmidt; five great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation Monday, Dec. 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (route125) Bradford. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 4 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Interment will be private. Her family would like to thank the staff at Penacook Place for their enduring compassion and care. Contributions in her memory may be made to Penacook Place Employee Fund, 150 Water St. Haverhill, MA 01830.