Martha “Marty” Schmeiler, of Greenwich, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on December 29, 2022 at the age of 94.
Marty was born on October 30, 1928 in Newton, MA, to Timothy and Margaret (Hinds) Stearns. She moved to Greenwich in 1946, where she would reside for the rest of her life. After graduating from Greenwich High School, Marty would go on to graduate from the New York School of Interior Decoration and spent the ensuing years working at various jobs in New York City until she became a medical administrator at Glenville Medical Associates for over 30 years.
Marty met the love of her life, Arthur Schmeiler, on a fateful ski trip to Mad River Glen. Shortly after departing Greenwich, Marty and her friend noticed that the car behind them seemed to be taking the same route. Upon arriving at the mountain, Marty approached her inadvertent road trip companions and discovered that Art and his friend were also from Greenwich and were coincidentally taking a ski trip that same weekend. The two immediately hit it off and were married soon thereafter in October 1955, eventually settling down on an old farm in Glenville.
Marty was an avid golfer and a founding member of the Bruce Women’s Golf Association, where she could be found every Tuesday and Thursday playing an impressive 18 holes. In addition to golf, Marty had an incredible group of friends with whom she spent many nights out to dinner and enjoying summer concerts at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Marty was also a life long animal lover with a particular fondness for birds. She loved to spend her summers sitting in her garden watching as the birds visited the numerous bird feeders throughout the yard and spent much of her winters bundled up at hockey rinks cheering on her grandchildren.
Perhaps most importantly, Marty loved and cherished her family. Marty was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Schmeiler, and siblings Nan, Pritz, and Don. Marty is survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley Stearns, her three children, Martie Gramlich (Dave), Sandy Bozzuto (Butch), and Mike Schmeiler (Andrea), as well as six grandchildren, Katie Ferraro (Steve), Dan Gramlich (Kim), Matt and Nick (Haley) Bozzuto, and Mikey and Mark Schmeiler, and three great-grandchildren, Penny and Graham Ferraro, and Arlo Bozzuto. Marty is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Marty’s family would also like to thank Dr. Frank Loria for the many years of incredible care and friendship that he provided. A celebration of Marty’s life will take place at a later date in the spring.