Pelida T. Schaefer, 70, of Nassau passed away in the Hospice Inn at St. Peters Hospital on Oct. 25, 2019. Born in Cohoes to the late Alphonse and Pelida Gorski she was a graduate of Keveny Academy in Cohoes as well as the College of St. Rose. Pelida was a former Air Traffic Controller having worked in Westfield Mass. She was passionate about dogs and been involved in rescuing many dogs for the last 30 years. Pelida was also involved with the NYS Federation of Lakes and was known as a great cook. She is survived by her loving husband Keith Schaefer. The public is invited to call at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. Nassau NY on Tuesday Oct. 29 from 4-8PM. Donations in Pelida's memory may be made to the Nassau Ambulance, PO Box 757 Nassau, NY 12123 or the American Cancer Society.