Denise A. Schoen of East Hampton Dies May 8 - 27 East

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Denise A. Schoen of East Hampton Dies May 8

authorStaff Writer on May 13, 2024

Denise A. Schoen died on May 8 at her East Hampton home. She was 65.

She was born on April 7, 1959, at Southampton Hospital to Dennis and Katie (Winderl) Schoen and grew up in Sag Harbor.

She was a crossing guard for the Springs School for over 30 years and a janitor at both the Springs School and Montauk Public School.

She was a member of the Springs Fire Department for more than 14 years.

She liked brightly colored flowers and was an animal lover, according to her family, and loved the beach, boats and she absolutely loved her community and hometown.

She was a devoted and loving mother to her son, Michael, and all who knew her would state that she would do anything for him. She had a strong passion for helping those in need and truly appreciated her job at the Montauk School with all the faculty and students she met along the way.

In earlier years, she was known as a “Motocross Mom,” as she was frequently found at the Yaphank track with her son as he raced motocross into his teenage years.

Most Springs kids knew her for being “Mike’s Mom,” and also as the crossing guard lady at the corner of Gardiner Avenue and School Street.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Georgie Schoen of Sag Harbor.

She is survived by her son, Michael Gomez, of East Hampton; her brother Roy Schoen; and her four nieces, Tiffany Schoen, Katie Sipsas, Lindsay Schoen and Madison Schoen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Springs Fire Department would be appreciated by the family.

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