Barbara Schoell, beloved wife of Richard Schoell passed away suddenly, September 6, 2016 at Baptist Nassau Hospital, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
She was born in Buffalo, New York daughter of William and Edna Gipple.
Barbara graduated from Dyouville College and received her M.Ed. postgraduate degree from the University of Buffalo class of 1963. Following graduate school she married Richard Schoell on August 17, 1963.
For several years she taught the deaf at St Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, and over the next 20 years she periodically worked with handicapped children part-time in New Jersey & Massachusetts school systems.
Barbara touched so many lives. She was a warm, compassionate and gentle person with an ever present sense of humor. She was always ready to help anyone in need, and this continued throughout her life, as she volunteered in many community service organizations.
Barbara and Richard had three sons and had lived in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Barbara was always, “dressed for success” putting her best foot forward in all she did. In Sparta, New Jersey they developed and Barbara managed “Great Bodies by Design”, a ladies exercise and clothing salon company. They also licensed and provided equipment and consulting services to seven other locations in Northern New Jersey. Both husband and wife have been licensed Realtors since 1993, initially in the Boston, MA area and for the last 11 years on Amelia Island, working with Sea Horse Properties.
Barbara was preceded in death by her son Matthew in 2011. She is survived by her devoted husband Richard, two sons, Eric 51 of Kingston, Massachusetts, and Jon 47 and wife Jill of Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts. She also leaves three grandchildren, Jocelyn and Carter Schoell of Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, Katrina Schoell of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and a brother, William Gipple of Hamburg, N. Y.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10AM on Saturday October 22, at St. Michael Catholic church corner of North Fourth & Broome Sts. It will be followed by a reception at the church social hall at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the “Jocelyn & Carter Schoell Educational Trust” c/o Jon Schoell, 31 Deer Hill Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050.