NATICK – Evelyn Natalie (Olson) Schmidt, 80, died, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Center, Natick.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Frans and Alice Mildred (Carlson) Olson.
Evelyn was the loving wife of 59 years to Donald Schmidt.
Mrs. Schmidt graduated from Jamaica High School and received her nursing degree from Mass Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
As an RN she continued at Mass Memorial Hospital for 3 years. She left nursing to raise her four children and returned to work at Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer Care for 30 years.
Evelyn enjoyed her very lucky outings at Foxwoods Casino with her husband and their dear friend John Paladino and was a faithful friend to her Ladies Birthday Club. She also enjoyed music, art and shopping. Her greatest joy was her family.
Besides her husband Donald, she is survived by their children, Donald Schmidt Jr. and his wife Leslee of NC; Eric Schmidt of Natick; Heidi Dischinger and her husband Daniel of Natick and their children Alison and Madelyn; and Lori Fitzgerald and her husband James of Canton and their children Taylor Steuer and her husband Daniel, James IV and Lia. She is also survived by nieces and a nephew.
The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care and compassion given to Evelyn and friendship given to Don from the Mary Ann Morse Center.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 15, from 10 to11 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472