May 16, 1921 ~ February 5, 2007
Schafer, Mary a 50 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Bradford, England, Mary was 85 when she died. She is survived by her loving Husband of nearly 62 years, Alfred Schafer of Torrance, CA, Son, David Schafer of Torrance, CA, Daughter, MaryLisa Schafer of Torrance, CA, Daughter, Teresa Schafer of Quartz Hill, CA, Son, Christopher (Maggie) Schafer of McDonough, GA, 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Sons, John and Stephen Schafer, Grandson Mark Schafer, Mother, Adela Holroyd, Father, Thomas Holroyd, Brothers, Wilfred and Thomas Holroyd, Sister, Hilda Wright.and Daughter-in-law, Debra.
Mary served in the English Army during World War II, during which she met and married Alfred. She spent the first 10 years of her marriage in Albion, Ne before moving to Torrance in 1957. Her family was her career and she loved being a homemaker. After her children were older she spent 5 years as an office assistant for Lura-File, retiring in 1985.
She traveled all over the country on family vacations and later with Alfred as they enjoyed their retirement together.
Mary will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
A Viewing will be held at McCormick Hawthorne Chapel on Thursday, February 8, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:15 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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