portrait picture for Peter C. Schmitt, Sr.

Wake:Wednesday, June 14th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Thursday, June 15th, At 10:00 a.m. in The Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:Woodlawn Foundation, 56 Harrison Street #401, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Peter C. Schmitt, Sr.


Peter C. Schmitt, Sr., 94, of Norwalk, died peacefully Saturday, June 10, 2017, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Norwalk after a brief illness.

Born in Norwalk, fourth son of noted Silvermine artist Carl Schmitt and Gertrude Lord Schmitt, he was raised in Silvermine and graduated from New Canaan High School; where he met the love of his life, the former Jane Hunt. Mr. Schmitt enlisted in the U. S. Army upon graduation and served in Italy with the famous Tenth Mountain Division Ski Troops. He participated in the battle of Riva Ridge and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Upon discharge from the army, he married his high school sweetheart and settled in Silvermine; raising their six children and pursuing a career as a commercial artist in the advertising industry in New York City. Mr. Schmitt was a partner in the art studio, S D II, Associates for many years. Leaving the world of commuting, he and his wife opened a retirement business of custom upholstery and restoration; calling it ‘The Chairmen’. Jane and Peter truly retired in 2000 and relocated to Bedford, New Hampshire. They later returned to Connecticut in November of last year.

Mr. Schmitt was a devout and active member of both Our Lady of Fatima and St. Aloysius Parishes, over the years. Upon returning to Norwalk, he and his wife joined St. John the Evangelist Parish, in Stamford.

Survivors in addition to his wife of seventy-one years are sons: Peter C. Schmitt, Jr., of Wilton; David Schmitt and wife Joan, of Stratford; Stephen Schmitt, of Boca Raton, Florida; daughters: Anne Hieronymus and husband Klaus, of Bedford, New Hampshire; Margo Skidd and husband Bill, of Norwalk; sister: Gertrude Schmitt and brother: Robert Schmitt, both of Wilton; brothers: Jacob Schmitt, of Bear, Del.; Carl Schmitt, Jr. of Washington, D. C.; Rev. Christopher Schmitt, of Dallas, Texas; twenty-three grandchildren; fifty-one great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Schmitt is preceded in death by daughter: Carolyn Jane “Karen” Schmitt and brothers: Austin, Michael, David and John Schmitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 15th, at 10:00 a.m. in The Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Interment with military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery, Norwalk.

Friends may call Wednesday, June 14th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

The family requests memorial contributions to Woodlawn Foundation, 56 Harrison Street #401, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

  1. Dear David sorry about the loss of your zdad, matters not the age. Every passing dismisses us. I’m sure his life enriched many. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. Marie and Mark.

    June 12, 2017
    Raffaela Marie Rizzo Fenn -
  • So sorry for the loss to your family.
    I have many fond memories growing up around all the love in your family.
    You are in our prayers
    Mike, Marcie, Gage & Dax

    June 12, 2017
    Moose Ferraro -
  • So sorry for your family’s​ loss. With such a large extended​ family your support in this life will be great.
    Dick Baetens

    June 12, 2017
    Richard Baetens -
  • Sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Gerald & Diane 6/12/2017

    June 12, 2017
    Gerald Caravan & Diane Shockley -
  • So sorry for your family’s loss. Know you all are in my family’s prayers! Mr. Schmitt has now gone home to be with our father. May he be at peace… So sorry… God bless!

    June 12, 2017
    Missy Sarette -
  • Farewell to My Dad the Patriarch of our family,
    A devoted husband, father grandfather a great-grandfather, son, brother and World War II veteran. Hopefully, we shall all be together again in a better place one day.

    The love and devotion my Mom and Dad shared for 75 years is the perfect example of true faith and family values, an example to all. Something few will ever experience. After all these years they were happiest just being together needing nothing more, saying a prayer if there were children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren around all the better.

    To My Mom, in this most difficult of times, we are all here with love and support.

    David Schmitt

    June 12, 2017
    Dave Schmitt -
  • David and family

    We hope your fond memories of your father will get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Donna and Curt

    June 13, 2017
    Donna and Curt Hunt -
  • So very sorry to hear of your loss.

    June 14, 2017
    Susanne Schmidt -
  • So very sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Peter. I will always remember how kind he was and his wonderful smile. How I loved visiting when I was young. He always had something nice to say to make my day.

    June 21, 2017
    Marianne Schmitt Bryant -
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