Annamae C. (Coute) Schondek

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Annamae C. (Coute) Schondek, age 90 of Taunton, passed away peacefully on June 15 at Golden Living Center- Garden Place in Attleboro, surrounded by loving family and friends, under the gracious care of the entire staff. She was the loving wife of the late Deacon John H. Schondek for more than 50 years. 

Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Annie (DeCosta) Coute. She was a graduate of Taunton High School in the Class of 1944. 

Annamae gave back to her community in so many ways. She knit hundreds of blankets and prayer shawls for newborn children, victims of abuse, and the elderly confined to nursing homes. She also enjoyed serving meals at local Taunton food pantries and soup kitchens. 

Along with caring for her six boys, she was employed at Reed and Barton, Clifton Nursing Home and La Salette Shrine. She was a parishioner at St. Paul’s Church in Taunton where she was actively involved in St. Vincent de Paul, taught CCD, and was a member of the Women’s Guild among many other activities. As a result of her commitment to the Catholic Church, she was a Marian Medal recipient. 

Annamae is survived by her sons; John Schondek, III of N.J. and wife Mary Jane; Joseph Schondek of Pawtucket, R.I. and wife Joanne; Gerard Schondek of Dighton, Matthew Schondek of Raynham and wife Jane; Peter Schondek of Raynham and wife Cheryl Oldfield-Schondek; and daughter-in-law Cynthia Schondek, wife of her son the late Warren Schondek of Dighton. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by Sister Elizabeth Hayes, who is a close family friend, and all the sisters of St. Dorothy of Taunton. 

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 20 at St. Ann’s Church in Raynham. Interment followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton. 

Silva Funeral Home in Taunton was in charge of the arrangements.


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