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Carol Lynn Vaccaro Schmidt, a resident of Metairie, passed away on January 10, 2023. She was born in New Orleans on September 3, 1941, to Vincent John Vaccaro and Alice Elizabeth Jas Vaccaro, who predeceased her. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Michael Martin Schenck. Carol is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy Louis Schmidt, Jr., daughter, Colleen Schmidt Schenck, and son, Roy Louis Schmidt, III, her grandchildren, Henry “Jacob” Schenck, Claire Virginia Schenck, Ethan Michael Schenck, and Sophie Abigail Schenck.
Carol graduated from John McDonogh Senior High School, where she was a member of the Beta Delta Sorority. After high school, she graduated from Meadows Draughon Business College. Following graduation, Carol worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Physics department for the New Orleans School Board, where she retired after 20 years. Later, she was employed as an Administrative Assistant for 15 years in the College of Business, Physics, and Honor Program at Loyola University in New Orleans. After Loyola, Carol worked as an Executive Assistant for 10 years at Schmidt Law Firm.
Carol was a longtime member of the First English Lutheran Church, where she was actively involved. After retiring, she devoted her time volunteering at East Jefferson General Hospital and attending lunch and various activities with her many friends. Carol always had a smile on her face, and made friends everywhere she went. She will be deeply missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Friday, January 27, 2023, starting at 12:00 noon, followed by a Lutheran Service in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.