Elizabeth “Beth” Anne Schaefer

Elizabeth “Beth” Anne Schaefer passed away peacefully at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA with family by her side, on March 23, 2024, following a long illness. Beth was born on March 24, 1969 to Loretta (Buechling) and Richard P. Schaefer in Bronxville, NY. Soon after her birth, Beth’s family relocated to Marion, MA, where Beth lived most of her younger years. Most recently, she split her time between Marion and Hallsberg, Sweden, with her long-time partner, Michael Malmer, and his family. She was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, MA, and Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. Beth proudly worked as a special education assistant in the Westborough school system for many years. Later she held various roles at Community Nurse of Fairhaven and Family Service Association in Fall River. Beth was a kind, caring and thoughtful person who always wanted to help people. Above all, she was an animal lover who had many rescues over the years and could win over even the most difficult dog.

            Beth was predeceased by her mother, Loretta B. Schaefer, and her partner, Michael Malmer, of Hallsberg, Sweden. She is survived by her father, Richard P. Schaefer, of Marion, MA, her sisters Catherine Nellis of Barrington, RI, and Christine Gleason of Dover, MA, along with brothers-in-law, Doug Shattuck (Catherine) and Joshua Gleason (Christine); and her nephews, Eli, Theo, James and Andrew. Per Beth’s wishes, her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Beth requested that donations be made in her memory to: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA): MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 or online: www.mspca.org. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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