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ESCHRICH, Lois (Schmitt)

ESCHRICH - Lois (nee Schmitt) Age 85, wife of Paul C. Eschrich, passed away on December 10, 2016 at Yale New Hospital. Lois was born on June 24, 1931 in Orchard Park, NY to the late Bernard and Helen (Heubsch) Schmitt. Residing in Pine Orchard for over 30 years, Lois and Paul returned to her native Orchard Park to be with their extended families, and returned to CT in July of this year. Lois was a communicant of St. Therese Church in Stony Creek and St. John Vianney Church in Orchard Park. Family and faith was the core of her life. Lois was active in numerous activities in both parish communities; her loving compassion will be greatly missed. Lois is survived by her daughter Paulette Eschrich of Nashua, NH; son Mark Eschrich (Pat) of Branford, CT; son Timothy Eschrich (Roseann) of Phoenix, AZ; daughter-in-law Sharon Eschrich of Bowling Green, KY; son Douglas Eschrich of East Haven, CT; and son F. David Eschrich (Marykay) of Ipswich, MA. Lois is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Lois was predeceased by her two sons, John and Bernard Eschrich. Friends and family may attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10 AM at Saint Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Road, Branford, CT 06405. Burial will take place in Orchard Park, NY at a later date. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Society of St. Vincent DePaul National Council, 58 Progress Pkwy Maryland Heights, MO 63043. To leave an online tribute please visit

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