Robert Leonard Shaffer


Shaffer, Robert Leonard, 91, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Hospice by the Sea. He was the beloved husband of the late Thelma (Goldberg) Shaffer.  Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Edith (Hazen) Shaffer, he had lived in Pawtucket for 65 years before moving to Florida. He was a furniture retailer in Pawtucket for 54 years.  Robert was a World War II Coast Guard veteran.  He was a member and past Commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Post 406, member of the Mason-Jenks Lodge #24 and the Elks Club, all in Pawtucket.  In Florida, Robert was a member of the Coronado Ocean Club and Social Chairman for 9 years and board member for 8 years. Devoted father of Richard Shaffer of Burlington, MA and the late Steven Shaffer.  Dear step-father of Joann Friedman of New York City, NY and Debra Leff of Atlanta, GA. Loving grandfather of Ezra, Rebekah, Adina, Sarah, and Sasha. Cherished great-grandfather of Shira.  Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.


  1. Elizabeth Feliciano
    Sep 12, 2018

    I am honored and blessed to have known Mr. Shaffer during my time here at The Coronado in Highland Beach, Florida. He was truly a kind and wonderful man and he will be missed. My condolences.

  2. Judy Levy
    Dec 3, 2018

    I just read of Bob’s passing. He was a truly good man. Sincere Condolences to his son Richard and Jo Ann and Debbie.
    I will miss him.

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