Feb. 5, 1924 – May 1, 2016
Marie B. Shaffer, of Kenmore, a retired nurse, postal worker and World War II veteran, died Sunday in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 92.
Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Buffalo Technical High School and enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1945, during the closing months of World War II.
Following the death of her husband, Edward L. Shaffer, in 1973, she became a licensed practical nurse in various nursing homes. Later she was a distribution clerk in the City of Tonawanda Branch Post Office, retiring in 1984.
Mrs. Shaffer was a charter member of the Women Veterans Memorial in Arlington, Va., and a member of ERIECO Women’s Post 1586, American Legion. She attended the dedication ceremonies for the Women Veterans Memorial and the World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
She was a member of the Kenmore Art Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen M. and Margaret A. Shaffer-Hacherl; a sister, Geraldine Jewell; and a granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Victoria Boulevard at Delaware Avenue, Kenmore.