Shafer, Edna E.
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Pittsford: After 27 years of a determined and courageous battle with breast cancer, Edna, age 81, quietly and peacefully passed from this life to the next early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012.
The daughter of Leopold and Estelle Maes, she graduated high school from The Benedictine Academy in Paterson, NJ and from college at St. Mary of the Woods in Terra Haute, Indiana.
She is survived by her husband, Bill of 58 years and children, Bill (Molly) and Paul (Lily) and 8 grandchildren, Luke, Alex, Cassie, Chris, Terry, Jim, Nora and Laura; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Edna volunteered for many years at St. Bridget's Church clothing store and was active with the Seton and McQuaid groups. Her favorite avocations were playing bridge and tennis at Monroe Golf Club and other places and she did so for many years on a regular basis.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Zachary Kramer and the caring staff at the Lipson Cancer Center at Linden Oaks.
Friends may call Friday, November 2, from 4-8 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 12 Noon at Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, NY. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edna's memory may be made to the St. Mary of the Woods College, PO Box 70, St. Mary of the Woods, IN 47876 or to a
. To share a memory of Edna or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.
Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels
2305 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012