2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Lora C. (Shwaery) Schroder

Lora C. (Shwaery) Schroder, 84, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully.

She was the beloved wife of Walter K. Schroder for 45 years.

Born in Pawtucket, one of seven children, she was a daughter of the late Esper A. and Ida (Thomas) Shwaery.

She attended Pawtucket East High School. She subsequently was employed by the Visiting Nurses Association in Pawtucket and as a nursing assistant for a cardiologist.

Following the birth of her daughter in 1973, she performed secretarial services in a doctor’s office for a number of years.

Lora enjoyed serving her community as a volunteer at many organizations. She volunteered at Blackstone Valley Heart Association and Seniors Helping Others, where she served with RIARC. In addition, she volunteered at the South County Museum. A watercolor artist and receptionist for more than 20 years at the Wickford Art Association, Lora was recognized as a juried artist member and honorary lifetime member.

Lora was a member of the Community Chorus and Central Baptist Church choir, both in Jamestown.

She leaves her daughter, Leah (Schroder) Fox and her husband Martin of New Jersey; her cherished granddaughter, Emmy Hope Fox; two brothers, Frederick Shwaery and his wife Adele of Pawtucket and David Shwaery of Little Compton; a sister, Georgette Fitzpatrick and her husband Francis of South Attleboro, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. She was the wife of the late Walter K. Schroder, and sister of Josephine M. (Shwaery) Yaghoobian, George, Kenneth and Michael Thomas Shwaery.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835 or Kindred Hospice, 2374 Post Road Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated.

For information and condolences, visit www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome.com.

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