Gloria Rosemarie (Volenti) Schulte-James

Born: Wed., Oct. 23, 1935
Died: Fri., May 3, 2019

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Gloria Rosemarie (Volenti) Schulte-James, age 83, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in Orwell.


Mrs. Schulte-James was born in Freeport, NY, on October 23, 1935. She was the daughter of Rocco and Stella (Chodak) Volenti. She grew up in Freeport where she received her early education. She had worked for Doubleday Book Publishing Company for several years. She married Herbert Charles Schulte, Sr, on October 5, 1957. They made their home in North Bellmore, NY, where she raised her children. They retired to Orwell in 1993. Mr. Schulte predeceased her on April 4, 1999. February 17, 2007, she married Walker Earl James in Orwell. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Orwell, where she was very active in church affairs. She had served as Chairperson of the Deacon’s Committee and had served on the church council. She had also served as Cemetery Commissioner for the Town of Orwell. She was also active on the Board of Elections as a Ballot Clerk. She enjoyed swimming at Lake Sunset and Sunrise. She belonged to the Orwell Fortnightly Club. Her family was her life.


Surviving is her husband; Walker James of Orwell, a son; Herbert Charles Schulte, Jr, of Bristol and her daughter; Terri Ann Schulte-Rounsaville of Milford, NJ, 2 step-sons, Samuel James of West Rutland and Stephen James of Orwell, 2 step-daughters; Sharon Louise Fletcher of Orwell and Suzanne Ruth Taggert of Castleton, and 2 sisters; Diane Volenti of Boca Raton, FL and Dolores Ford of Sebastián, FL. 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several cousins also survive her. She was also predeceased by a sister; Elaine Lewis.


The memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” will be held on May 25, 2019, at 11 AM, at the Orwell Congregational Church. The Rev. David Anderson, pastor will officiate. Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.


A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, later in the day at Mountain View Cemetery.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; The Orwell Congregational Church, Orwell, VT 05760 or to; Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.



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