Richard M. Ferry

April 4, 1933July 25, 2013

Richard M. Ferry age 80 of Springfield and The Villages, Florida died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born the son of Michael J. & Mary (Mittal) Ferry on April 4, 1933 in Masury, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Mike Ferry and 3 sisters Mary Anne, Agnes, and Sister Rita H.M. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Viola (Hayes) Ferry of Springfield and The Villages, Florida, daughter Michelle and son-in-law Dave Fugett of San Diego, daughter-in-law Debbie Ferry of Dayton, grandchildren Tom Ferry and Daniel Fugett, brother Vince (Elizabeth) Ferry of Fairborn, and several nieces and nephews. Richard was a member of the Fairborn Council 3724 Knights of Columbus and Monsignor Buckley 4th Degree Assembly of Springfield. Richard attended Youngstown State and Wright State University. He retired from Chrysler where he worked as a foreman and worked for Locust Hills Golf Course in maintenance working on golf carts. He loved tinkering about in his garages, golfing, and the great state of Florida. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and he will be missed by all who love him.Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, at 10 AM, August 1, 2013 at Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N. Maple Avenue, Fairborn, OH 45324 with Rev. Charles F. Lang, Celebrant. A visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass 9AM to 10AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Richard’s memory to Humility of Mary at Villa Maria Pennsylvania, 225 Villa Marie Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, 16155. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2013

Richard M. Ferry

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August 7, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard's family during this difficult time.

Dr. Bo and staff

Mary Baine

August 1, 2013

Viola, even though it's been "ages", I remember your kindness, and I wish you well during the period of adjustment that must follow such a great loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

July 30, 2013

Dick was my foreman at Chrysler.He was more of a friend and I will always cherish that.We need more people like Dick.Prayers are with your family

Jim and Juanita Gable

July 30, 2013

We are so sad but we cherish our times together in Florida

July 29, 2013

Dear Aunt Viola,
Know that I am thinking and praying for you. It will be quiet and life will change for you but God is there every step. Just know the next time it hails it is Uncle Richard & Aunt Rita golfing!!!
Love you always,

Rosie Wimsatt

July 29, 2013

So sorry to heard about Richard's passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

July 28, 2013

vi, sorry for your loss. you and dick were our neighbors since before chrysler. after moving back to medway in late 80's, it was wonderful to have the both of you there. what super neighbors and people. my sincerest sympathies and love. steve coppess