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Rose Mary Schulte

June 26, 1929 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 92)

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Rose Mary (Burroughs) Schulte, age 92, a resident of The Summit Retirement Community in Hockessin, DE, passed away on October 2, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. Schulte was born June 26, 1929, in Baltimore, MD to the late Clara P. (Mattes) and Henry D. Burroughs. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 1951, and worked at the Georgetown University Hospital. Her career included work in hospital, hospice and nursing education settings. On May 30, 1953, she married Dr. Joseph E. Schulte at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria, VA., and together they raised their children in Towson, MD.

Artistically gifted, her talents included multimedia painting and learning new skills through YouTube videos. Among her various interests and volunteer activities she was a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art Her youthfulness shined in her adoption of new technologies and social media. She was an active Facebook and Facetime user daily with her family and friends.

A woman of deep faith in the Catholic church, Mrs. Schulte served as a Eucharistic minister to the sick, and led a Legion of Mary group, and various activities at The Summit in weekly prayer and discussion, and visitation of the sick.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph E Schulte; a son, Joseph E Schulte II; a grandson, Joseph Schulte III; two brothers, David Burroughs and Henry D. Burroughs; and one sister, Jane M. Dollins. She is survived by five children, Michael (Kim) Schulte, of Ocean City, NJ; Anne Marie (Rick) Biddle, of Newark, DE; Timothy Schulte Ph.D. of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; John (Val) Schulte of Wilmington, DE; Philip (Nemia) Schulte Ph.D. of Pompano Beach, FL; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Schulte, of Ocean City, NJ; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the many Summit angels and all caregivers who eased every transition for Mrs. Schulte and the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Visitation will be held prior to mass from 10-11am. Burial will be held privately for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Lori’s Hands, 100 Discovery Blvd, 4th Floor, Newark, DE 19713 Or Saint Mary of the Assumption Legion of Mary, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.

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October 5, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
7200 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707

Mass of Christian Burial
October 5, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
7200 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707


St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707

Lori's Hands
100 Discovery Blvd., 4th Floor, Newark DE 19713

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