The Village of Lake Barrington joins countless individuals and organizations across Lake County and the Barrington area in mourning the passing of former Village Trustee and Village President Dorothy C. “Connie” Schofield.
“The entire Village of Lake Barrington has been deeply saddened by the news of Connie’s passing. Her family remains in our prayers during this time of great sorrow,” said Village President Kevin Richardson
Richardson recalled the many contributions made by Schofield during her many years of service to the community.
“From her efforts to modernize the Pepper Road Business Park through the installation of a new water and sewer system to her key role in enacting our Village’s first Residential Sprinkler Ordinance to her highly effective leadership in crafting our groundbreaking intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Wauconda that assured the protection and ongoing monitoring of the water quality in Fiddle Creek, Connie always saw the big picture and understood the importance of doing things that would benefit the Village in the long-term,” Richardson said
In addition, Richardson said, “Connie was a zealous advocate for thoughtful economic development in the Village and for efforts that enhance Lake Barrington’s commercial and retail tax base.” He added, “Connie also did an outstanding job in leading the design and construction efforts of the Village’s recreational and open space facilities at Freier Farm – something that will benefit residents for decades to come”.
“All who worked with Connie treasured her remarkable spirit, grace, and enthusiasm. Her love of her family and her dedication to her community leaves a lasting legacy that family, friends and colleagues will admire and benefit from for years to come,” Richardson said
Visitation will be held from 4:00p to 8:00p on Monday, July 10, at Kristan Funeral Home, 219 West Maple Avenue, in Mundelein and from 9:00a to 10:00a on Tuesday, July 11, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church located at 22333 West Erhart Road in Mundelein. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the Schofield family has asked that donations be directed to the Cuba Township Food Pantry.
About the Village of Lake Barrington The Village of Lake Barrington is an oasis of elegant countryside living located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago in the southwest corner of Lake County, Illinois. Known for its high quality of life, ample green space and low taxes, Lake Barrington blends the best of gracious residential living with convenient shopping and restaurants as well as ready access to public transportation and major highways and interstates.