Animals Pets 13

Evelyn Frances Schaefer

December 7, 1916 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 105)

Obituary

Evelyn Frances Schaefer (nee: Esposito), passed away peacefully on July 26, 2022.  Affectionately known as "Aunt Bebe", Evelyn was born and raised in Brooklyn on December 7, 1916.  She was a hat check girl at Lindy's in New York City. She was an avid animal lover and pet rescuer. She frequently went upstate to the family home and loved spending time there with her family.  Evelyn loved baking- her specialties were cheesecake and fruit cake.  She especially loved singing, and "Mairzy Doats" was her favorite song to sing.  Evelyn was very generous and had a heart of gold.

Evelyn was pre-deceased by her husband, Edward Schaefer; father, Ralph Esposito; mother, Frances Esposito-Leone; step-father, Edward Leone, who raised her; sons-in-law, Edward Bilello, John Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Fran Grecco-Bilello and Penny Johnson; grandchildren, Toni Lyn Manetta and her husband, Peter Manetta, Jeffrey Johnson, Shannon Ross and her husband Wayne Ross; great-grandchildren, Anthony Manetta, Alexandra Frances Manetta, Caroline Marie Johnson, Katherine Ava Ross, Charlotte Evelyn Ross; siblings, Raymond Esposito, Julie Reichstadter, Fran Leone; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to  SI Council for Animal Welfare, PO Box 120125, Staten Island, NY 10312  OR  Humane Society of NY, 306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022 in Evelyn's name would be appreciated.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bedell - Pizzo (Tottenville)

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bedell - Pizzo (Tottenville)

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA RC CHURCH
5371 AMBOY ROAD
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10312

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

RESURRECTION CEMETERY
361 SHARROTT AVENUE
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10309

Donations

SI Council for Animal Welfare
PO Box 120125, Staten Island NY 10312-0125

Humane Society of NY
306 East 59th Street, New York NY 10022

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