Delia Mary Schultz, a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Monday morning, May, 2018.
Delia was born in Worcester, MA. She was one of 9 children born to Lithuanian immigrants, William and Dina Ambrose. She was raised and educated in Worcester. After finishing her schooling, she worked as a seamstress in a company that specialized in producing vestments for clergy. She was married at the age of 28. Delia and her husband Stanley settled in Burlington in 1965. It was a brand new home with great neighbors and filled with children. She embraced her role as mother, housewife, and homemaker. She made great friendships and enjoyed being part of the community. After her husband Stanley passed away in 1974 Delia choose to leave Burlington for a smaller condominium in Cambridge. She has made Cambridge her home for the past 39 years.
Delia’s life revolved around her family and their well being. She would do almost anything for her children, even camping which was an activity she loathed. But camping trips made her family happy, so would pack their bags, cook over a fire, and endure the nights with 6 children and 2 adults sharing a tent. She was a wonderful cook and her favorite dishes, stuffed cabbage and kaldunies where recipes that she learned from her Lithuanian mom and was handed down from generation to generation. She enjoyed taking ceramic classes with friends. She had a bit of a competitive side to her. She enjoyed playing the card game, Skat, with her friends. She also like to test her luck at the Bingo halls in the area and an occasional trip to Las Vegas. She served many roles in her family and was affectionately called by many names including; Mom, Ma, Nana, and St. Delia.
Delia was the beloved wife of Stanislaw “Stanley”. Loving mother of Jeffrey of Mansfield, Peter & his wife Lori of Tewksbury, Nancy of Cambridge, Laura LaVigne & her husband Joe of Waltham, Carol McCarthy & her husband Paul of Tewksbury and the late Paul. Grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 4. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Wednesday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at Noon. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington