Beverly Schafer, 90


DEDHAM, MASS. – Beverly (Falcofsky) Schafer, formerly of Bellingham, Massachusetts, died on Aug. 13 at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham, where she had resided for the past six years. She was the wife of the late Morton Schafer of Bellingham, and a daughter of the late Samuel and Mollie (Bazar) Falcofsky of Cranston.  She was the twin sister of the late Arleen Barber of Warwick.  

Beverly had two children, Linda Bloch (Stephan) of Rumford, and Steven Schafer (Audrey, deceased) of Dover, Massachusetts.  She also leaves four grandchildren, David Bloch (Jennifer) of Easton, Massachusetts, Rachel Rogovin (Michael) of Bristol, Benjamin Schafer and Johanna Schafer of Dover, and one great-granddaughter, Avital Rogovin, a sister-in-law, Freda Fine of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and several nieces and nephews.   

Born in Providence, Beverly attended Hope High School and University of Rhode Island.  Married in 1948, she moved to Bellingham, leaving the city for the country, and assisted her husband in operating his family’s dairy farm, later building houses, and finally starting and operating a garden center and nursery until she and her husband retired in 1985. Beverly liked playing mahjong and bridge, knitting and sewing, and cooking family dinners, especially on holidays. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in Woonsocket and its Sisterhood. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to Friends of B’nai Israel Cemetery, P.O. Box 250, Slatersville, RI 02876, or to the charity of your choice.