Janet Schmitt, 79, sang in choir, worked for NBC

Janet Hurley Schmitt of Ridgefield, a longtime Ridgefielder who once worked for NBC, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Danbury Hospital. She was 79 years old and the wife of William J. Schmitt.

Mrs. Schmitt was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Feb. 15, 1933, a daughter of the late John Patrick and M. Myrtle  Kappert Hurley.  She attended schools in Pittsburgh and Antioch College.

She then began an internship at NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York and remained with NBC until she became a full-time homemaker and mother.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past 33 years, coming from West Hempstead, Long Island, she was a member of St. Mary Parish and a 20-year member of the church choir.

Besides her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Schmitt is survived by two sons, William F. Schmitt and his wife, Nancy, and John P. Schmitt and his wife, Sylvia; a daughter, Amy S. McGoldrick and her husband, Neil; a brother, Terrance Hurley; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Schmitt was also predeceased by a daughter, Margaret M. Schmitt, in 2000.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m.