John Louis Ferrara

June 12, 1936October 23, 2012

John Louis Ferrara 76 years old, of Monroe, formerly Bronx, New York.

John died on October 23, 2012 in Everett, WA John was born on June 12, 1936 in Bronx, NY

John served in the US Navy on Aircraft Carriers from Feb. 1955 to Feb. 1959. He started on the job with the NYPD in 1966, served for 20 years and retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

John is survived by his wife Marlene, his 3 sons: Richard, Keith, & Johnny, his daughter in laws: Elaine, Francine & Denise. Also, by his grandsons Jason, Alexander, Rocky & Richard. He also leaves many friends & fellow police officers, including his partner Russ Hoglund and wife Sharon.

Military Graveside Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on October 31, at 1:00pm. Please arrive early for entrance to the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for Widows & Orphans. The address is 40 Rector St. New York, NY 10006.

Arrangements by Purdy & Kerr w/Dawson Funeral Home.

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  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Linda Olson

November 1, 2012

My Dear Friend Marlene and Family: May the Gracious Lord be with all of you and wrap his wonderful loving arms around each of you.He will give you strength, love and peace. May God Bless you John for being a wonderful, kind and loving man to all.

Joseph O'Shea

October 29, 2012

My sincere condolences on the passing of this good man. I knew John as a fellow police officer in the 110 Precinct in Elmhurst, Queens. He was an easy-going guy who did his job well and who was respected by all. John always had time for a good laugh, but when work called, he was at his best.
I organize the 110 Reunions at which we always mention our deceased officers and have a moment of silence in their memory. This year we will remember John.
May he rest in peace.

October 29, 2012

Dear Marlene & Family, It was such a pleasure to see John everytime he came to the restaurant. He made me feel like we were somehow connected, being from the east, and being italian. I loved his stories about the police force, he made me laugh..... I will miss him. My love and prayers to all....... Kathie Hunter, Monroe, WA

Janice DeCanditis

October 29, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Russ and Sharon

October 28, 2012

Marlene and Family, AS you know we were partner's in the 110 . I will never forget the great time's we had together. I retired first, but we kept contact through some great and funny telephone call's. A Remembrance to John: " Remember, I am with you always, until the end of time. your old partner.

Marie Camuti Russo

October 27, 2012

Dear Marlene & family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of John. I know your pain, since I lost my husband this June. I pray that you will be blessed with courage and strength to carry on. I will always remember John, from our days in the 110, as the perfect gentleman with a genuine smile.

Catherine Ferrara-Hazell

October 27, 2012

To All of John's Family,

He was my Cousin Johnny when I was a kid. I had the great good luck to meet with him again as an adult. He was quieter then, but that sparkle in his eyes was ever present. My open-hearted love to all. I cannot imagine how much you will miss him.

(Cathy Lu)

Dean Neary

October 26, 2012

Dear Ferrara Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

I personally am thankful for having had the opportunity to meet and get to know John a bit over the past couple of years. I can only imagine all of the wonderful stories and memories you must have of John. I hope you focus on all of those memories and smile wide as you remember the man you love so much.

Rest in peace John

Dean and Dominika