Jean O. Schmidt

September 5, 1935 — January 21, 2022

Jean O. Schmidt

Jean O. Schmidt (Sue) of Belmont, NH died at age 86 on Jan 21, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in New York City, September 5, 1935 to Jean D. (Rugg) and Malcolm O. O’Mara, grew up in Chatham, NJ. She graduated from Chatham High School, attended Union Junior College, and Quinsigamond Community College.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Chatham NJ, Chatham Emergency Squad, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and belonged to the Embroiderers’ Guild. She married Paul H. Schmidt, had a son and daughter, and raised them in Chatham. Sue and Paul also lived in West Boylston, MA, Vernal, Utah, Rawlins WY., Fremont CA., and Moultonborough, NH.

She was a member of Trinity Church, Meredith. She loved music and was a musician who played recorders (sometimes in Renaissance costumes) and performed with several consorts. She enjoyed playing clarinet with the New Horizons Band and playing handbells, guitar, and piano. She was an animal activist and relocated spiders, mice, etc. back to the great outdoors. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Paul in 2021, leaves a daughter Lynn S. Hartley, a son Michael P. Schmidt and his wife Cheri of Hollis, NH, half-sister Ellen Nichols of MD, beloved grandchildren Jess, Jeremy and wife Yvonne, Karen, Sara and husband Blake, Laura, Great Grandson Cy, many pets, and wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your church or charity.

Memorial services will be at a later date. To leave a message of condolence or fond memory for the family, please visit Sue’s tribute page at

Special thanks to Heidi, Renee, Tracy, Rosemary, Amy, Cindy, Kathy and others at VNA, Comfort Keepers Linda and Mary for the loving help they gave to her, shoppers Barbara and David, & countless others.

Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements.

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