William's Story

BREWER - William P. Schaefer, 54, husband of Norina J. Schaefer, died unexpectedly April 22, 2015, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1961, in New York City, the son of William J. and Veronica M. (Carey) Schaefer.

Bill grew up in Bayshore, Long Island, New York, before moving to Brewer. He and Norina shared many great years of marriage together. Bill began his working career with the U.S. Postal Service at age 19 and proudly served 35 years as a mail carrier. He will be remembered by his beautiful eyes, wonderful smile and willingness to always lend a helping hand. Time waits for nobody. Make sure to always care and hug those you love.

He is survived by his loving wife of Brewer; two children, Katelyn Schaefer of New York and Kevin Schaefer of Portland, whom will always love, care and carry great memories with them; his parents, William and Veronica Schaefer of Long Island, NY; one sister, Louise Ann Caraballo of Chesapeake, VA.; and close family friend, Alexa Pelkey, was loved by Bill as one of his own. He will be remembered by many family, friends and co-workers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa Catholic Church, 440 South Main St., Brewer. A time of friendship and refreshments will be immediately afterward at the parish center. Family and friends may visit today, 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Burial will be at a later date on Long Island, NY. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 or to one of the local food pantries.
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