MERIDEN - Esther R. Schott, 82, of 320 Colony St., died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the Bradley Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Schott. Born in Owl's Head, Maine on August 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Cora Harrington Rackliff. She was a graduate of Larson Junior College which is now Quinnipiac University. She was employed as an administrative assistant at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford and was a member since l948 of St. John Lutheran Church. She is survived by three nieces, Pamela Rackliffe, Deborah Fisher and Jennifer Walker all of Branford; a nephew, Robert Rackliff of Madison; eight greatnieces and nephews, Ian Engelman, Bevin Engelward, Quinn Walker, Summer Walker, Jesse Rackliff, Carrie Rackliff, Austin Fisher and Tasia Fisher and their families and a sister-in-law, Alice Rackliff of Branford. Funeral service Sat., March 20, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. The Rev. David R. Brinkley will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. If desired, contributions in Mrs. Schott's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Esther is a caring, always cheerful person who delighted her colleagues at Choate with her observations and little stories about life and her surroundings. Great conversationalist,equally great crossword puzzle and UConn Basketball fan. I shall miss her.

  2. Esther was a life long family friend for well over 50 years. She loved life. She was an advid reader, loved to play and in later years watch golf. She also loved to do crossword puzzles and play bridge. When you talked with Esther you knew you had her undivided attention. She was a great listener. jShe was a loving, caring, thoughtful person with a heart of gold. Our family will miss her greatly.

  3. To the relatives of Esther Schott we the Rackliff sisters from Maine (first cousens of Esther) wish to offer our condolences and love to the Connecticut Rackliffs in their time of sorrow. When Esther visited us in Maine she left us with fond memories. Marion Rackliff Arey Elsie Rackliff Ilvonen Lucy Rackliff Judecki Amy Rackliff Payson

  4. We will really miss Esther. We enjoyed her visits to Maine and she was a great person to talk to. Our deepest sympathy\’s go out to her family.

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