My grandfather, Paul R. Schaffrick, was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 24, 2021. He was 77. He looked forward to going home and was at peace. Paul was born Nov. 25, 1943, which was Thanksgiving Day that year. He was the youngest of 7 siblings born to Gerhardt and Ethel (Hicks) Schaffrick. The only surviving sibling is his brother Fred, the eldest of the siblings. He is predeceased by Louise (Fred’s wife), Don & Irma, Richard & Nancy, Eunice & Joe Charest, and Gordon & Jill. He had a sister, Mildred, who died in infancy. He had multiple nieces and nephews whom he was so proud of! They are all great parents and fine people. He also had a longtime friend, Paul Goodfield, whom he considered a brother. He married Maria Garofalo in 1962. They were married 33 years when she died of cancer. He never stopped missing her. The couple had 2 children, Gary and Lisa. Lisa had three daughters, Amanda Maria Maskaitis, and Katie and Stephanie DiMauro. Amanda and her partner Garrett Schilling have a son Evan Robert Schilling, his great grandson. That family unit gave Paul so much love and joy, and brought him comfort in his later years.
Also in his later years, God led him to Holy Trinity Anglican Church. He became a very active member, and found salvation in Jesus Christ.
As per Paul’s wishes, his body was donated to the Frank N. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University for medical education and research. He will be cremated. A memorial service will be held on June 24, 2021 at 4 p.m., at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 18 E. Main St., Plainville to celebrate his life.