Myrna T. 'Shouzi' Schecter
TYNGSBORO Myrna Schecter, whose vibrant and exuberant personality reached and touched people far and wide, died on Tuesday afternoon in Boston after a valiant fight against cancer. She was 67.
Mrs. Schecter, affectionately nicknamed “Shouzi” by her family, was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She played by her own rules, left no gray area and had a huge heart.
Her passion was bringing out the wacky side of people and connecting with them in different and unique ways. Her favorite line was, “What, do you want me to be normal?” and she was anything but ordinary.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Schecter graduated with a degree in Education from the City College of New York, the place where she met her husband, Marty. Myrna introduced herself to her future husband by stuffing a bagel in his mouth while he tried to usher her and her friends onto a bus at Port Authority. It was love at first bite and the couple was married for 46 years.
Soon after their nuptials, Mrs and Mr. Schecter settled in the Boston area and raised their two children, B.J. and Todd. Mrs. Schecter began a career as a science teacher but soon decided to stay at home to raise her children.
In her later years, Mrs Schecter enjoyed travelling and spending time with her family and five grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Martin; her sons B.J. and Todd; brother Barry; sister-in-law Anne; daughter-in-law Michelle; and grandchildren Alexi, David, Evelyn, Paul and Bradley.
A funeral and graveside service will be held on Friday, March 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Beit Olam Cemetery, 60 Old Sudbury Road in Wayland, Mass. A reception and visiting hours with the family will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701 or Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02116 in her memory. Arrangements by the MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 Highland St., Lowell 978-458-6816. E-condolence site www.McDonoughFuneralHome.com