October 21, 1937 – January 9, 2021
Ed “The Goose” Ferrara, October 21, 1937-January 9, 2021. With heavy hearts we acknowledge the passing of our devoted father, grandfather, and proud lifetime Staten Islander. He graduated New Dorp high school in 1955 where he was an outstanding varsity baseball pitcher and basketball player. He took a liking to baseball at a young age and played throughout his life. He formed many friendships through the sport he loved and the many teams he played for. American Legion, Twiford Muche, and D’Alessio Post to name a few. He pitched and won many championships for coach Dominic “Bronc” D’Alessio. Lifelong diehard NY Yankee fan and avid horse enthusiast and handicapper. He most recently attained his dream of owning a few racehorses. We know he will be rooting them on every time they race, pushing them to the finish line. His favorite pastime was entertaining the crowd with his great voice. His favorite songs being “My Way” and “Mack The Knife.” Retired NYS senior parimutuel clerk, tax compliance agent and part time OTB betting clerk. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years Barbara “Pinky” Ferrara, his parents Samuel and Rose, brothers Joseph and Richard. Survived by his daughter Lisa Wheeler (Russ Wheeler), and sons Edward (Sue Bohannon), Michael (Tricia Roberts). Also survived by his five loving grandchildren Lauren, Russell, Brittany, Sebastian and Adriana. Visitation will be held at Casey’s funeral home 350 Slosson Ave Tuesday January 12 from 3-7pm followed by 11am mass on Wednesday January 13 at Blessed Sacrament Church Forest Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Barstools Sports Fund.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
January 14, 2021
Ed sat in front of me at NYS Tax Compliance and it sure made the days more enjoyable. We would go to Hanson’s Diner for our morning break and to Brooklyn Pizza for lunch. We had a lot of laughs. Going to NY Ranger games at the Garden and NY Yankee games at the Stadium with Ed was so much fun. When I got married Ed sang at the reception. He was great. I will always remember fondly the time I spent with Ed. Scott Morris
January 13, 2021
My friend of 40 years and long-time coworker, Eddie will be sorely missed. I only hope there's a racetrack and good NY style pizza in heaven! RIP, buddy.