In Loving Memory of Mary Irene Schultz

July 27, 1926
Fairfield, CT
July 15, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


A private burial was held at St. Thomas Cemetery.


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Mary Irene Schultz

Mary Irene Kowalski was born on July 27, 1926 in Fairfield CT, the youngest of eight children. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and Roger Ludlowe High School, and received her RN from Georgetown University in Washington DC where she assisted our wounded troops during WWII. After the War ended she returned to Fairfield where she was introduced to her future husband, Richard L. Schultz, by her brother Vincent, both of who had served our country during the war. After her marriage to Richard, she continued with her nursing career in Philadelphia while he pursued a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania and in New York City while he worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In 1954 they moved to Brownsville TX, where their son Richard Jr. was born. In subsequent years they lived in Cleveland, OH and Falls Church, VA., where Richard Sr. continued his work with Port Authorities. In 2000 they moved back to Fairfield to care for her sister who died in 2009 three days shy of her 100th birthday. Richard Sr. died in 2016 and Mary died on July 15, 2020 with Richard Jr. holding her hand. She leaves behind her son, a nephew, a niece, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. A private burial service was held at St. Thomas Cemetery. To offer an online condolence please visit

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