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Obituary for Winifred "Winnie" Lawler (Schmidt)


Winifred (Schmidt) Lawler, 60, of Wethersfield, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Winnie was born September 22, 1961 in Jamaica NY, daughter of the late Winifred (Fitzpatrick) and Vincent Schmidt and grew up in West Hartford, attending St Thomas the Apostle School and Hall High School. She worked at several jobs before finding her calling as a nurse. It was while working at St. Francis Hospital that she met the love of her life, James H. Lawler Jr. Together they raised their daughter Sarah in a home filled with love. Winnie loved reading, playing the piano, and Irish music, but the most important thing to her was her family. She especially loved seeing everyone on the yearly trip to Lake George.
Winnie was predeceased by her parents, her mother-in-law Barbara Starr and her beloved husband Jim. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Sarah, of whom she was so proud; her siblings and their spouses: Vincent and Colette Schmidt, Maryann and Liam O’Connor, Michael and Patti Schmidt, David Schmidt and Gwen Stephens, and Deirdre and Norman Sinnock. She also leaves Jim’s sisters MaryJane Quarti, Frances Lappe and Nancy Stephenson; many adored nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family whom she loved. Winnie was a beloved mother, sister, wife, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend and our hearts are broken to lose such a kind and loving person.
Friends and family may call on the Lawler family on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd. Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10:00am in Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. All attendees are asked to go directly to church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be sent to the American Lung Association at or to 55 Wacker Dr, Ste 1150, Chicago IL 60601. To leave a condolence, or for further information, please visit