OBITUARY

Paul O. Ferro

March 3, 1929December 8, 2013
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Paul O. Ferro, 84, of Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Dolores J. (Sylvia) Ferro with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Jose and Maria (Fernandes) Ferro, he had resided in Dartmouth for over 50 years. A United States Army Veteran, Mr. Ferro served during the Korean War and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

Mr. Ferro worked at his family’s business, Willow Tree, for many years until it was sold. He then became a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for 25 years until his retirement. For 35 years, he was a proud member of the Dartmouth District 1 Fire Department. He had received a Fire Science Certificate from Bristol Community College.

Paul was a member and Past President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and recipient of the Top Hat Award, a member of the Knights of Columbus Damen Council, a Feast of the Blessed Sacrament committee member, a recipient of the Marian Medal from the Fall River Diocese and a Eucharistic minister and leader at St. Mary’s Church. A race car enthusiast, Paul was known as “Tiny Ferro” at the Seekonk Speedway when he owned and raced his car #137.

Surviving in addition to his beloved wife Dolores, a daughter Deborah A. Turcotte and her husband Erick of Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Amanda Leigh Neto and her husband Kyle of New Bedford, Adam Paul Escobar and his wife Kelly of N. Carolina and Abbey Marie Escobar and her fiancé Justin Pacheco of Dartmouth; two great-grandchildren Ava Marie Pedro and Jacob Paul Neto; three sisters, Margaret Alves and her late husband Carl of Dartmouth, Sr. Cecilia Ferro and Sr. Mary Ferro of Staten Island, NY; two brothers, Jose Ferro and his wife Alice of Dartmouth and George Ferro and his wife Norma of Mansfield; three sisters-in-law, Frances, Paula and Elsie Ferro; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gilbert, John, Noe and Jacintho Ferro and Anibal Ferro and his wife Jennie.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11am at St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA 02748.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 12, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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January 3, 2014

Hi Tio Paul... I always say I'm the luckiest of all the nieces and nephews because I'm the oldest and I got to know you the longest! My mom and dad told me that the night you came home from the service, you came over to see me... I was just a tot then...but you woke me up in the middle of the night just to hug me and make me laugh! Do you remember that you were the one who came with me to buy my first camry.. and you were the one who sponsored me for "cursillo"! I'll miss your smile and your humor... your frequent visits with my father... and just YOU being you! I love you with all my heart... RM

gail alves

December 12, 2013

cousin I apologize for not attending at this difficult time but I have been very sick. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raquel Nasto

December 11, 2013

Dear Dolores and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God bring you comfort especially during this time and may all your memories make you smile.
Love,

Raquel and Jim Nasto

JoAnn Morris-Grime

December 11, 2013

Dear Dee and family,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Please accept my condolences. May god bless you and your family.

Tony Oliveira

December 10, 2013

Dear Mrs. Ferro:
We are deeply saddened to have learned that Paul passed away. Please except our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Tony & Carol Oliveira

Robin Friday

December 10, 2013

My heart aches coming home and not to see you sitting in your chair or hear your funny jokes. My life was blessed to have an uncle like you and I will be forever grateful. I love you and miss you terribly. Love your Viola.

December 10, 2013

Helen (Nogueira) Junier I send the family My sympathy and to all the Ferro clan. May he rest in peace.

Eva Manchester

December 10, 2013

Dee, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Eva

December 10, 2013

Dee my heart felt sympathy.... may our Lord wrap his arms of comfort around you, and heal your broken heart
Eileen

Irene Frechette

December 10, 2013

Armand and Irene Frechette send their deepest condolences to Dee and the Family. We apologize for not being with you at this time of great sorrow because we will be out of the area. We know he is in heaven with Jesus, Our Lady, St. Vincent de Paul and Frederic Ozanam.