Hazel McKenzie Schirmer
1922 ∼ 2017
Hazel G. (Brundige) McKenzie Schirmer, 95, of Cotuit, MA passed away on November 23, 2017 in Worcester, MA after a short illness. Born in Boston, MA in January 1922 Hazel was the first born daughter of the late Richard “Harry” and Hazel (Williams) Brundige. She attended Boston public schools and graduated from the Boston Conservatory.
Beloved wife of the late Roy McKenzie from 1948 to 1985 and devoted mother to the late Richard G. McKenzie and R. Scott McKenzie and his wife Alice of Thompson, CT. Loving Nana to grandsons Nathaniel McKenzie and his wife Liana of Plymouth, MA, Alexander, Nicholas and Benjamin McKenzie of Thompson, CT.
She was a Rainbow girl and danced with the USO during World War II. She spent many years with Honeywell Incorporated as a travel planner, but her passion was always the theatre. Her most remembered role was as Auntie Mame with the Needham Community Theatre. Hazel was an active member of the Lewis Bay and Hyannis Yacht Clubs and enjoyed watching her sons compete in many sailing regattas. She was remarried from 1995 to 2010 to the late William Schirmer and spent summers on Cape Cod and winters in Palm City, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral services on Wednesday November 29 at the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Road (Rt 28), Marstons Mills, MA at 11 AM. Visiting hours are Tuesday evening from 5-8. Interment at Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit, MA.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Hazel’s memory to either Hospice or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.