December 24, 1945 - February 23, 2018

Formerly of Middletown, NY

Michael Parke Shafer passed away unexpectantly on February 23, 2018 in the Villages, Florida. He was born December 24, 1945 in Middletown, New York to Leroy and LaReene Shafer.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Noreen (Gagan); his daughters, Kelli Lemay (Michael) and Kerri Shafer-Page (Michael Shane) and three loving grandchildren: Ryan and Marin Lemay and Zoe Parker Page. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Behringer (Larry), sister-in-law, Antoinette Gagan, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Bill and wife, Rose Shafer; his mother and father-in-law, Michael and Mary Gagan; brother-in-law, Bill Gagan, sisters-in-law, Patricia Stueber and her husband, Francis Stueber, II and Mary Ann Tapley and her husband, Lloyd Tapley.

He was employed by Sears, Roebuck in Middletown for 20 years before relocating to Nags Head, NC where he owned a Mister Donut franchise. He later earned his Real Estate and Insurance License and managed the Dowd & Twiddy Insurance Agency in Nags Head. He and his wife relocated to the Villages, FL in 2007 where they enjoyed ten wonderful years of retirement.

At his request no services will be held. His ashes will be scattered in Oregon Inlet at a later date. A memorial will be held at that time.

Contributions may be made to the Nags Head Fire & Rescue, Nags Head, NC 27959 or Middletown Elks Lodge 1097, Middletown, NY 10940.