Linda Lee Schatz Wheaton passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, at the home of her older daughter in East Falmouth. She was the wife of the late Calvin Frederick Wheaton of Washington Depot, Conn. Linda was born at the New Milford Hospital on May 1, 1939. She grew up in Wingdale, N.Y., with her father, Bruno Schatz, her mother, Elsie Blank Schatz, and her two younger sisters, the late Heidi Schatz Terralavoro and the late Sharon Schatz.
Linda spent many years raising her own family in Washington Depot, Conn. From there, she moved to Martha’s Vineyard. In the latter years of her life, Linda spent her time between Connecticut and Massachusetts. Throughout her life, Linda’s passion for working with people could be seen in her various occupations as a bookkeeper, real estate agent, and shopkeeper.
Linda was a loving friend, mother, and grandmother, who will be sadly missed by many. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Lynn Wheaton Guerin of East Falmouth, and Michelle Lee Wheaton Stafford of Newington, Conn. Additionally, she is survived by her four loving grandchildren, Julia Elsie and Theo Calvin Guerin of East Falmouth, and Andrew Charles and Addison Lynn Stafford of Newington, Conn., as well as her two sons-in-law, Pierre Guerin of East Falmouth and Mark Stafford of Newington.
Linda’s infectious smile, laugh, and zest for finding the fun in life will surely be remembered by all who had the good fortune of knowing her. As Linda was fond of saying, “You’ll miss me when I’m gone.” No words could ring any truer in these sad days. We all carry amazing memories of an incredible woman whose strength, positivity, and love will help us through the difficult days ahead. You will be greatly missed, Mom, Mamauthe, Grammy, Friend!
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home at 2 School Street in Woodbury, Conn., from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, with a short service around 6. For online condolences, please visit munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.