Patricia J. Cavalero Schaffer

July 30, 1932 ~ February 7, 2017



Patricia J. Cavalero Schaffer, 84, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 30, 1932 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Samuel Cavalero and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Fetterman Cavalero.

Mrs. Schaffer worked for 25 years at the Butler Eagle. She was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Patricia enjoyed baking and cooking Sunday dinners with her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-granddaughters, summers at the beach with her family, and going to play bingo or to the casino with friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Josephs and her husband Rick of Butler, PA, and Joan Schaffer of Butler, PA; one grandson, Matther Josephs; one granddaughter, Sarah Josephs Hoehn and her husband Ryan; two great-grand-daughters, Megan Tack of Duncannon, PA, and Nora Hoehn of Butler, PA; three brothers, Donald Cavalero and his wife Susan of Butler, PA, Gordon Cavalero of Butler, PA, and David Cavalero of Butler, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Schaffer whom she married on September 25, 1954 and who passed away on September 25. 2006; one brother Samuel Cavalero and one sister Chervyl Leonard.

Friends will be received on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1 until the time of blessing service at 3:00 p.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 East North Street with the Reverend Anthony R. Sciarappa, officiating.

Private burial will take place at Saint Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.


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