Paul D. Schaefer

Date of Passing:

March 11, 2019

Schaefer, Paul D., 56, of Oak Crest Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on March 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Linda M. (Dias) Schaefer. They were married for 31 years.

A lifelong resident of Riverside, he was the son of William H. Schaefer Jr. of Riverside and the late Patricia A. (Lenling) Schaefer.

Mr. Schaefer was a rig driller for Hebert Drilling Co. for many years.

A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed golfing.

Besides his wife and father, he is survived by a sister, Lisa H. Schaefer of Riverside and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Peter J. Schaefer Sr.

His funeral service will be held on Friday March 15, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Swansea, MA.

Calling hours are Friday morning 9-10 a.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Paul’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of RI, 205 Hallene Road, Suite 209, Warwick, RI, 02996 or a charity of your choice would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Paul was a good man- glad to see he isn’t suffering anymore. Due to a previous engagement I will not be able to attend but send my condolences. Linda you are an angel. God Bless … RIP my brother.

  2. My sympathy to Linda and family in the loss of Paul. Linda, you have been a wonderful dedicated caregiver for many years and may those memories bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Paul. I didn’t know him personally, but have heard good things from his wife Linda about him. My deepest sympathy to her and all the family. May he rest in peace.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. I have heard all good things about him from his wife Linda, and know she adored him, and he adored her. My deepest sympathy to all the family, may he rest in peace.

  5. It is a sad day indeed. My condolences to all that knew and cared for Paul. Him and I spent several years of lives hanging out together and at 1 point was as close a friend to me as anyone. I will always, and fondly, remember the years that we golfed together. I expect his name to still be on the wall of Middle Brook golf coarse as the champion he was. He could hit a golf ball further than most men 3 times his size and strength out of what seemed to be pure tenacity. He spoke his mind for better or for worse. You always knew where he stood. He made me laugh! I sit in sadness but understand and find solace in the fact that he is no longer imprisoned in a body that even at its best was never big enough to hold his giant spirit. Rest easy, my friend.

  6. My deepest condolence during this difficult time.We will be thinking of you all wishing love and peace in the days to come.I have fond memories of Paul he was a funny guy. I know he will be greatly miss. Praying for you all at this difficult time.
    Love Connie and bob

  7. With our Deepest of Sympathy to Linda, Uncle Billy and Lisa. Paul had the greatest sense of humor, he always had a few good jokes every time we visited. He always spoke of Linda as his Angel and loved her dearly, as well as his family. We will miss his smile and the patience he developed in spite of his adversities. We will miss him dearly….love, Joan & Richard

  8. I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to your family. May you take comfort from knowing that the Bible shares a wonderful truth that there will be a resurrection, where God promises to return our loved ones who have passed (Acts 24:15) This gives us peace now and an amazing hope for the future. God, as the hearer of prayer, will comfort you as you remember Paul.

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