February 2, 1926 – January 12, 2016

New Windsor, NY

Frederick “Fred” Schaefer of New Windsor entered into rest on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. He was 89 years old.

Son of the late Frederick and Marion Rosalia Schaefer, he was born on February 2, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. Fred’s mother passed away when he was two; and he was lovingly raised by Herta “Helen” Schaefer, his father’s second wife. He married M. Jane LoFaro on August 9, 1953 in Newburgh, who survives him at home.

Fred was a graduate of New York Military Academy in Cornwall. He was employed as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and retired after many years of service.

Fred was an avid bridge player and along with his wife, Jane participated in many bridge tournaments over the years. He was a life member of the Powelton Club in Newburgh and always fondly recalled the friendships he made there and the many golf games he played. He thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with family and his grandchildren were his pride and joy.

In addition to his loving wife, Jane, he is survived by his loving daughter, Lisa and her husband, Peter Mullarkey of New Windsor and his son, Rick and his wife, Debbie of Virginia; his adoring grandchildren, Kristin, Jason and Jake Mullarkey of New Windsor and Justin, Danielle and Eric Schaefer of Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents.

Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19th at St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh to which all are invited.

Memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home. To send a personal condolence, please visit or call 845-561-8300.

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