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Mary Louise Schumacher, a volunteer in community and religious organizations, died unexpectedly Sunday (March 26, 1995) in her Williamsville home.

Prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 100 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

A Buffalo native, the former Mary Louise Seereiter was a graduate of Fosdick-Masten High School.

Mrs. Schumacher was a volunteer at St. Frances Nursing Home and a member of its LaVerna Guild.

She was a member of the Ladies of Charity at Fourteen Holy Helpers, St. Stephens and St. Mark's parishes.

She assisted in the Catholic education program for the handicapped at Fourteen Holy Helpers, where she also was a lector and a member of the Senior Citizens group.

She was a former member of the Mothers Club and the Bishop's Committee of St. Mark's.

Her hobbies included knitting and working crossword puzzles, and her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband of 63 years, Gerard R., a grocer, died in 1990.

Survivors include six daughters, Mary Louise Gerold of North Olmstead, Ohio, Antoinette Herman of Clarence, Sister Helen Marie of Chapmansville, W.Va., Virginia Wendel of Grand Island, Barbara Klocke of Williamsville and Margaret McManus of Dunwoody, Ga.; three sons, Gerald of Winston Salem, N.C., Joseph of Grand Island and William of Apollo Beach, Fla.; three brothers, William Seereiter of Tampa, Fla., G. Henry Seereiter of Williamsville and Peter Seereiter of Amherst; a sister, Loretta McKay of the Town of Tonawanda; 37 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.[bobrn]

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