OBITUARY

Michael Robert Ferraro

April 19, 1928March 18, 2020
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Michael R Ferraro passed away on March 18, 2020 at the age of 91. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York on April 19, 1928 to Frank and Josephine Ferraro. He graduated from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. He was an advertising executive in New York City before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1980. He continued in the advertising field until his retirement.

He had strong work ethics, integrity and enjoyed mentoring young people. His kindness and willingness to assist others with a helping hand, whether family or stranger in passing, was exceptional. Above all, he had a wonderful sense of humor that would light up a room.

Michael loved sports, especially baseball. He played college baseball, coached Little League in New Rochelle for many years, and was a lifelong New York Yankee fan. His favorite sporting memories include his hole in one trophy and his prize marlin catch.

Michael will be lovingly missed by his wife of 42 years, Sandra; his five children; Patricia Brett and her husband Barry of New York, Jacquelyn Baurley and her husband William of South Carolina, Michael Ferraro and his wife Monica of Florida, Janice Pappas and her husband Mitchell of Michigan, Theresa Ferraro of New York, along with 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Frank.

Due to the present community gathering restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park.

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Jim Murray

March 26, 2020

Mr Ferraro,
I am so very thankful for the time in our lives we were together. Some of my foundest memories are from 61 Church St. From playing in the sandbox with Janice and Terri, to playing hockey with Michael on Prospect St. I always loved coming "upstairs" particularly friday nights to watch The Brady Bunch thru Love American Style with the girls. The parties were great too with your brother playing the piano. You were always very kind to me and treated me like one of your own. I will always remember the video chat with you, Terri my mom and myself from Terri's house just a few years ago. Farewell for now Mr Ferraro as I know we will see each other again.

Jim Murray

Steven Ferrusi

March 25, 2020

Uncle Micky,
If I could see you right now I would want you to know that my memories of you are of deep respect. Though I was young when our time together was shared I feel as I know you very well through your wonderful family. As I am sure you are proud of all your children I want to take the moment share with you the love your daughter Terri has been to my family and I am sure many others. Terri has been a strong and wise person to put it concisely. You are forever loved and remembered.. So beautiful. And again, Great respect for you.

For those of us feeling sorrow at this time please know you are loved and my family is sharing in your sorrow to pick you up. Get us all back to where Micky would want us to be.

Steve
Ferrusi Family

Leah Torpey

March 25, 2020

My grandfather always wanted to share his wisdom and guidance with me. His love for family was easily recognized. My greatest memory was from just last year, watching him playing with my first born, down on the ground- playful and full of childlike joy. Regardless of his age, he connected with adults and children alike. He wanted the best for all whom he loved and let you know it with words of encouragement or by sharing his own experiences. Rest In Peace & in eternal Joy grandpa mike xoxo

Kayla Ferraro

March 25, 2020

Love you Grandpa!
One memory I have is during my Dads wedding he was so full of light and happiness. He gathered everyone together and did a dance in a circle. I believe it was the traditional Tarantella Italian wedding dance. You will be missed Grandpa

Craig Baurley

March 24, 2020

Grandpa was always full of energy! More energy in his 80's than most people I know in their 30's. When I spent the week with him after graduating college, he would pop up at 8:30 am and say "hey gooks, come on we're making the rounds", drive all around town dropping off magazines, stop for marshmallow peeps and tell jokes all the way. Wish we all could have spent more time with Grandpa!

Joyce Matthews-Tardibuono

March 24, 2020

RIP Mr Ferraro, I have such fond childhood memories with this family that I will always hold dear in my heart prayers for the family during this difficult time

Jean Atman

March 24, 2020

I only had the privilege of meeting him once, and I believe it was at Craig‘s graduation. I remember joining the family for dinner and felt so honored to be there with everyone. I remember having conversations with Mike, and how warm and friendly his energy was. He definitely had a knack of helping people feel at ease and like family. Such a beautiful soul!

Howard Bain

March 24, 2020

Godspeed and Rest In Peace Uncle Micky
Fond memories of family gatherings and your guidance as my 1st and best Little League baseball coach ..Sincere condolences to the Ferraro family from nephew Howie Bain and his wife Renee

Margaret Busa

March 24, 2020

I have very fond memories of Mike Ferraro. I had many childhood adventures with his family in New Rochelle and especially with his daughter Patti. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Ferraro family. And to Sandy, my condolences to you. I'm so glad we got to meet you when my son Chris lived in Raleigh.
Sending much love as you all have this time of remembering and celebrating his life.

Maddy Oremus-Palmese

March 24, 2020

To the family of Michael Ferraro,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father,and grandfather.

I am a very good friend of Patti and Barry. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Sandee a few times.....once at a Yankee game, when they were visiting Patti and Barry and than again at Jake and Devyn’s wedding. I found Mike to be caring,personable, funny man. I hope that all of the wonderful memories you share, get you through this time of grieving.
Maddy Oremus-Palmese

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90th Birthday

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He sure could make us laugh!

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Communion with brother, Frank Ferraro(on left)

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Josephine Rabasco Ferraro
(Mother)

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Frank Ferraro Sr.
(Father)

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Michael with his dad, Frank Sr. and brother, Frank Jr.

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Michael, Josephine, Frank Sr., Frank Jr. and cousin, Cosie Rabasco

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Graduation

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Michael driving jeep in the National Guard

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