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Lillian E. Schafer 1916 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Lillian E. Schafer, 95, formerly of 337 Onota St., died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Hillcrest Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she resided for the past five years. Born in North Adams on July 26, 1916, she was the daughter of Fritz and Marianne Wabnig Hannaleck. Lillian was educated in North Adams Schools and was a 1933 graduate of Drury High school. She was employed at the Treasurer's Office in the city of North Adams from 1933 to 1944 when she moved to Pittsfield. She also worked as a bookkeeper at the former Busy Bee Restaurant for 14 years. She also was employed for Savino Monuments for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crossword puzzles and reading. Her husband, Edward T. Schafer, whom she married June 19, 1937, died Aug. 5, 1978. She leaves four sons, Edward T. Schafer Jr. of Pittsfield, Karl E. Schafer of Hartford, CT., Richard E. Schafer of Woburn, and Mark P. Schafer of Miami, FL; three daughters, Lana Marie Schafer of Pittsfield, Linda Lee Lamke of Pittsfield and Dianne L. Schafer of Pittsfield; a brother, Clarence Hannaleck of North Carolina, and a sister, Dorothy Poplaski of Las Vegas, NV; 17 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Kurt, at the age of nine months and a daughter, Kathleen Maestri, in 1994. FUNERAL NOTICE: Lillian E. Schafer died Feb. 2, 2012. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the DWYER FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the Dwyer Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave remembrances and condolences.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 5, 2012
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