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“To the family and friends of Bruno, I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Bruno a few years ago when I worked at bayberry and we loved him dearly, he...Read More »
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“Dear Heli and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Bruno and miss having him at Bayberry. I miss the sparkle in his eyes when I would make...Read More »
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“May the Lord give Strength to the entire family to bear the loss and may the soul rest in peace. ”
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“I am saddened by the news of your loss. God will grant you the strength. My sincere condolences. Roberto Cassata ”
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Mr. Bruno J. Schulz, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday October 2, 2019 in the Atrium at Drum Hill in Chelmsford after a long illness. He was 86.

Bruno was born March 12, 1933 in Neulaube, Kreiss Lissa, Germany to the late Otto and Marta Schulz. He escaped Communist East Germany in 1954 and spent time in then West Germany where he met his future wife Helen Papelitzky before immigrating to the United States in 1956. Bruno married Helen on November 11, 1962 in Saint Jude Church in Waltham. They lived in the same house in Waltham for fifty-four years before moving to Bayberry at Emerald Court in Tewksbury in 2016.

Bruno graduated from trade high school in Germany, later taking night courses at MIT and Northeastern University.

Bruno spent his career as a tool designer first at the Waltham Watch Factory, later Reece Corporation, and finally for the Raytheon Corporation, before retiring in 1998.

Bruno was an avid Boston sports fan, following the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics, often while he and Helen were flower and vegetable gardening in their yard. Bruno was also tending for his former land ladies' properties and gardens into his 70's. Bruno and Helen loved to dance and went to Mosely's on the Charles, and regularly at the Boylston Schul-Verein in Walpole. Bruno also enjoyed fishing at Walden Pond and occasionally in the ocean. Bruno and Helen were long term members of the Boylston Schul-Verein, be it playing Skaat Card games, Dances, or taking part of their Sommerfest an Oktoberfests.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Helen, he leaves his sons, Peter C. Schulz (Kimberly) of Chelmsford and Michael B. Schulz (Robin) of Burlington; grandchildren, Michael, Jr. and Meghan Schulz, Joey and Alex Schulz; his sisters, Lucia Idler of Bremen, Germany, Hildegard Loppien of Ludwigsfelde, Germany, Inge Freier of Dabendorf, Germany and Annmarie Schulz of Berlin, Germany and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bruno's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, October 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial is private.

Memorials in his name may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 or at