5 October, 1945 – 6 October, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Father, Felice Ferriello, on October 6, 2020, at the age of 75.
Felice will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children Theresa (Fabrizio), Tony (Tanya), his grandchildren Joseph, Natalina, Jonathan, Martino and Matteo. His Partner Adriana and her Children. His Sister Adelina and Niece Daniela. His Brother Giovanni (Tina) and their Children Marco(Sabrina) and Maria Teresa (Italy), and Zio Giovanni (Anna)(Venezuela). As well as numerous family in Italy and Venezuela.
Felice was predeceased by his Wife Natalina, his Parents Antonio and Letizia, his Brother in law Tony, and Guerrino and his Nephew Michael.
Felice was born in Napoli, Italy on October 5, 1945. He was the oldest of 2 children born to Antonio and Teresa (Cortese, who died in 1948. Later Antonio remarried Letizia (Vassallo), who had Adelina. Throughout his childhood he loved the Mother who raised him, and helped the Family trade of tailoring. Felice would often spend many hours with his Dad and Nonno creating ‘fine clothing for men’. At the young age of 16, he moved to Germany, and later to Switzerland gaining employment with various clothing manufacturers’. In 1967 he met his beautiful Wife Natalina (DaRugna). They married in Lamon, Belluno (Italy) in 1969 and shortly after decided to embark on an adventure to Canada, where they settled in Winnipeg to start a Family of their own. With great sacrifice and determination Felice achieved his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own men’s clothing and tailoring business: UOMO Casuale. He took great pride and satisfaction in his work and his accomplishments.
Felice had a strong faith and was a long-time member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Faith was a big part of his life and he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
Felice was proud of his Napolitano culture and would sing and dance at any available opportunity. Those who knew him were blessed to get a taste of his passion for fun and entertainment.
In 1998, life changed dramatically with the passing of his wife Natalina. Although it was difficult to endure, life blessed Felice with a growing family when his daughter married Fabrizio and his son Tony married Tanya. He also met his partner Adriana and together they supported one another.
His 5 grandchildren were the joy of his life, making unique and special memories with each of them. From playing and watching soccer, to making wine and attending Sunday mass, each moment was extremely special to him.
Felice (my dad) lived by example. He was determined, driven and a very hard worker. He instilled these qualities in his Family and at his store UOMO Casuale.
Over the last 6 months, during my Dad’s illness, very few people had the opportunity to see him. Although he loved his friends and family, he was also a man of great pride. He wanted to be remembered as he was: a strong, well dressed and kind man.
Dear Dad/ Caro Papa
Life without you will never be the same. You were our rock and our comfort whenever we needed you. You taught us many life lessons, of which some we agreed and some others we didn’t, however we always worked through things and found a common ground. It will be really lonely without you, but you taught us well, and you’ll always be part of us. Riposa in Pace Papa! We love you.
In lieu of flowers please donate to cancer care Manitoba.
È con profonda tristezza che annunciamo la scomparsa del nostro caro Padre Felice Ferriello, il 6 ottobre 2020, all'età di 75 anni.
Felice mancherà tristemente a tutti e sarà ricordato con affetto dai suoi Figli Theresa (Fabrizio), Tony (Tanya), i suoi Nipoti Joseph, Natalina, Jonathan, Martino e Matteo. La sua compagna Adriana e i suoi Figli. Sua Sorella Adelina e la nipote Daniela. Suo fratello Giovanni (Tina) ed i loro figli Marco (Sabrina) e Maria Teresa, e suo Zio Giovanni (Anna) (Venezuela). Oltre a numerose famiglie in Italia e Venezuela. Felice viene preceduto dalla moglie Natalina, dai genitori Antonio e Letizia, dai cognati Tony, e Guerrino e dal Nipote Michele.
Felice è nato a Napoli, Italia, il 5 ottobre 1945. Era il più grande di 2 figli nati da Antonio e Teresa (Cortese), morta di lì a poco nel 1948. Più tardi Antonio si è risposato con Letizia (Vassallo), da cui hanno avuto la Figlia Adelina. Per tutta la sua infanzia ha voluto bene alla Madre che lo ha cresciuto ed ha aiutato la tradizione di Famiglia nella sartoria. Felice trascorreva molte ore con suo Padre e suo Nonno a creare "vestiti da uomo". Alla giovane età di 16 anni si trasferì in Germania, e successivamente in Svizzera, dove ha trovato lavoro presso vari produttori di abbigliamento ”. Nel 1967 conosce la sua bellissima moglie Natalina (DaRugna). Si sono sposati a Lamon, Belluno (Italia) nel 1969 e poco dopo decisero di intraprendere una nuova avventura in Canada, dove si sono stabiliti per creare una Famiglia tutta loro a Winnipeg. Con grande sacrificio e determinazione Felice ha realizzato il suo sogno di una vita: aprire e gestire la propria attività di abbigliamento e sartoria maschile (UOMO Casuale). Era molto orgoglioso e soddisfatto del suo lavoro e dei suoi risultati.
Felice aveva una forte fede ed era un membro di lunga data nella Chiesa cattolica del Santo Rosario. La fede era una grossa parte della sua vita ed era un membro attivo dei Cavalieri di Colombo.
Felice era orgoglioso della sua cultura Napoletana. Cantava e ballava in qualsiasi occasione. Coloro che lo hanno conosciuto hanno avuto la fortuna di avere avuto un assaggio della sua passione per il divertimento e l'intrattenimento.
Nel 1998, la sua vita è cambiata radicalmente con la scomparsa della moglie Natalina. Sebbene fosse difficile da sopportare, la vita ha benedetto Felice con una Famiglia sempre in crescita. Sua Figlia sposò Fabrizio e suo Figlio Tony sposò Tanya. Mentre in quel periodo ha anche conosciuto la sua Compagna Adriana, con grande supporto e mutuo sostentamento.
I suoi 5 nipoti sono stati la gioia della sua vita, creando ricordi unici e speciali con ognuno di loro. Dalle partite di calcio, alla produzione di vino, alla partecipazione della messa domenicale, ogni momento era estremamente speciale per lui.
Felice (mio padre) ha vissuto da esempio. Era determinato, motivato e un gran lavoratore. Ha instillato queste qualità nella sua Famiglia e profuso nel suo negozio: UOMO Casuale.
Negli ultimi 6 mesi della malattia di mio Padre, pochissime persone hanno avuto l'opportunità di vederlo. Sebbene amasse i suoi amici e la sua Famiglia, era anche un uomo di grande orgoglio. Voleva essere ricordato per quello che era: un uomo forte, sempre vestito bene e gentile.
La vita senza di te non sarà più la stessa. Eri la nostra roccia e il nostro conforto ogni volta che avevamo bisogno di te. Ci hai insegnato molte lezioni di vita, ed anche quando non eravamo totalmente d’accordo cui eravamo d'accordo, abbiamo sempre trovato il modo di mettere le cose a posto tra di noi. Saremo soli senza di te, ma i tuoi insegnamenti rimarranno sempre con noi, e sarai sempre parte di noi. Riposa in Pace Papa! Ti vogliamo tanto bene.
675 McDermot Avnue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9
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19 October 2020
Felice was a proud member of the Captain Miles MacDonell Assembly, Fourth Degree, of the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by the members of the organization. Felice had become the personal tailor to many of our members. Felice went beyond the call of duty to accommodate our requests.
Our sincerest condolences to his family from the 180 members of our Assembly.
17 October 2020
On behalf of the St. James Knights of Columbus we wish to extend out condolences to the Ferriello family. May he rest in peace.
17 October 2020
Felice was a great friend and will be sadly missed
I often visited Uomo’s, and Felice always had a big smile and a warm welcome
Saturday afternoon get-togethers with the boys will be missed
My condolences to Tony and family
17 October 2020
I am truly saddened to learn of Felice’s passing. I was a long time customer at UOMO, not only because of the clothes but also because of Felice’s warm and welcoming personality. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him.
Since learning of his illness, I am saddened each time I drive past his Corydon Ave. store. He is missed.
My condolences to his family. May their memories of Felice be a blessing.
12 October 2020
Our condolences to the Ferriello Family and Adrianna we had the pleasure to meet Felice years ago always with a welcoming smile had the pleasure of meeting Tony and his family we are sad to hear of his passing he will be missed . Thoughts and prayers are with you all .
12 October 2020
Felice was our neighbor, he loved working in his backyard even on a rainy day before going to work. We really missed seeing him this summer working in his garden which was always work in progress.
My condolence to the Ferriello family and Adriana and her family for a big loss in their life.
R.I.P Felice we will sure miss your big smiles
Josie and Vispi Mistri
10 October 2020
Our condolences to the Ferriello family from the Amici Abruzzesi Association.
Felice and Adriana attended all of our social events. They always enjoyed themselves and were the last couple to leave the dance floor and events.
Felice always had a friendly hello for everyone and a presence and smile that lit up a room.
10 October 2020
Felice was the very best at his craft. I was a long term client at UOMO Casuale, who enjoyed getting to know Felice and some of his family over many decades. I never shopped for clothing anywhere else.
We always had great conversations, about Europe and many other things. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to Tony and all of Felice's family.