Maxine Schortman

Maxine Rothe Schortman

Saturday, January 24th, 1942 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Maxine Rothe Schortman age 77, of Broad Brook section of East Windsor, passed January 12, 2020.She was the beloved wife and best friend of William A. Schortman (Bill) Maxine was born in Rockville, CT, daughter of the late Max and Helen (Dobosz) Rothe. She lived in Rockville before moving to Broad Brook in 1979. Prior to her retirement in 1996 Maxine was a Third Grade teacher for 33 years at the Lake St. School in Vernon, CT. She earned her undergraduate degree from Willimantic State College and completed her Master’s degree in education for the University of Connecticut. As a teacher she was president of the Vernon Education Association and served as president of the state Connecticut Education Association in 1976. She was a lifetime member of the State, as well as the National Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and a charter member of Rho Chapter. She also belonged to AARP and the Mountain Laurel Glass Club. She loved to travel with her husband, especially to unusual places in the US. She enjoyed musical theatre, flowers of all kinds and collecting “stuff” including glass slippers. Christmas was her favorite holiday and loved decorating their converted tobacco warehouse home into a winter wonderland with theme trees in every room, with her annual Christmas party for all her students and family members. She was an avid UCONN sports fan, she especially enjoyed watching the women’s basketball team. She loved spending time together with her husband at their second home at Craigville Beach on Cape Cod. Maxine was known for her kindness, generosity and love of life. Maxine is survived by her husband,6 nieces and nephews and 24 grand nieces and nephews, many special friends and family, especially her dear friends Bev Morin, Angela Sposito and Debbie Bieber. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 21st at Leete-Stevens Funeral Home, 61 South Rd, Enfield, CT between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherines Church, 6 Windsorville Rd, Broad Brook CT at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maxine Rothe Schortman Award, in care of, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Blvd., 8th floor, Hartford, CT 06106.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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  • Mass

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 11:00am
    St. Catherine's Church
    6 Windsorville Rd
    BROAD BROOK, CT 06016
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  • Interment

    St. Catherine's Cemetery, Broad Brook
    Rye St.
    Broad Brook, CT
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Nancy Senna

Posted at 10:27pm
Such sad news, I loved Maxine. She is going to be hugely missed!! Rest In Peace . Truly thinking of you Bill and Im so sorry, I love you
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Posted at 01:24pm
Simply put, Maxine was amazing! She helped to inspire her family, students, peers, and so many more. She is one of the reasons I went into education. Her legacy will continue with all the lives she touched. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bill and all who loved her.

William Storo

Posted at 07:51pm
Miss Rothe (back then) was one of my favorite teachers over the years. So many fun activities in her classroom. She was a wonderful teacher and person. I learned my love of reading from her. I went to Salem Witch Museum with her and Mr. Thompson, as well as a classmate David Boston as a reward for doing well in school. Will always have many fond memories of her.

Anna Brennan Burdick

Posted at 03:02pm
My first time at the Enfield cat connection gala, had the best time with auntie Maxine and uncle bill!

Ann Graham

Posted at 09:55am
Sleep in peace beautiful lady. Missing you and sending all our love from Scotland. Love and huggles to dearest Bill XXX
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