Today, I unfortunately have bad news to bring. My good friend, and fellow RMG Editor, Paul Ferro’s father passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. Paul has been spending almost every day at the hospital for months with his father.
The wake will be held at Slattery’s Funeral Home at 40 Pleasant Street in Marlborough from 4pm – 7pm on Thursday November 14, 2013 (google map after the jump). The funeral will be Friday morning at the same funeral home.
Please keep Paul and his family in your prayers.
Obituary for Richard Ferro
Richard M. Ferro, 70 of Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, November 10, 2013 after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Clark) Ferro, with whom he shared 44 wonderful years.
Dick, as he was known by all, was born in Quincy, MA, the son of the late Mario and Rose (Ferrazzi) Ferro of Marlborough. He was raised in Marlborough and graduated from Marlborough High School in 1962. He attended Suffolk University, Boston and served in the Massachusetts National Guard. He was also a longtime member of the American Legion.
He was the proud father of three children, Stacy Slattery and her husband John of Kingston, MA, Julie Eagan and her husband Peter of Tiverton, RI, and Paul Ferro of Marlborough. He was an adoring grandfather to Jack and Paige Slattery and William Eagan and the brother to three cherished sisters, Joanne and her late husband Dr. Takashi Okagaki, Alice William (Willis) and MaryBeth Ferro (David) and the uncle to many beloved nieces and nephews.
Dick followed in his father’s footsteps working in the construction industry. He was a skilled and admired craftsman. He started in the home building business with his father Mario, of Ferro and Son Construction later owning his own company, Ferro Construction Company for 25 years before retiring.
Dick loved to travel with family and friends to Maine, Aruba and Disney World. He also enjoyed many trips to Foxwoods with good friends. Dick was an avid hunter his entire life. He enjoyed hunting deer, pheasant, wild boar and bear. He also spent many happy hours fishing and golfing. He was a longtime New England Patriots season ticket holder; he never missed watching a game. Most of all, Dick loved spending time with his wife, Christine and family, especially his grandchildren.