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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY

OBITUARY

Donald Frank Ferrara

June 21, 1938June 17, 2020

DONALD FERRARA

Donald Ferrara of the Bronx, NY passed away surrounded by his wife and daughters on June 17, 2020. Donald was born on June 21, 1938 to Evelyn and Anthony Ferrara. He graduated from Stuyvesant High school in Manhattan and attended Iona College in New Rochelle on a baseball scholarship. He graduated with a BBA in Accounting and went on to a successful career as a federal agent with the IRS. He married the love of his life, Joanne in 1961. Donald was an avid golfer & member of the Van Nest Social Club in The Bronx. He enjoyed dining out & relaxing by the pool. His greatest joy was his family, particularly spending time with his granddaughters, who he adored. Donald was loved by all their cousins and friends who he treated like family. Donald is survived by his devoted wife Joanne, his daughters Dianne and Donna, his son-in-law Andrew, and granddaughters, Dara, Marissa, Taylor, Julianna and Erica. He had endearing nicknames for each one and they all referred to him as “Poppy”. He was predeceased by his loving son-in-law Matthew. He is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law Linda and her sons, in addition to his nieces and nephews, the Seaside Crew and countless cousins and friends who will always remember him as the life of the party. Donald had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but we will find comfort in knowing that he is at peace with his “Brotha” Robert.

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Dana Marnane

June 24, 2020

Donny was a regular with a group of us who would have dinner at Chef Antonio's and we all became great friends over the years. His favorite pizza, that he always wanted to share, was garlic and shrimp. He was funny, warm and welcoming to everyone and always made us laugh. He spoke fondly of his children and especially his grandchildren. Once we're all back at Chef's, we will surely toast his memory and will miss him terribly.

Lisa GRECO

June 22, 2020

Dear Joanne, Dianne , Donna and the rest of the Ferrara Family. I am so sad to say goodbye to a wonderful man. Donny (Lefty) was a big part of our family. I remember going with my dad, sister, Donny, Diane and Donna to Rye Play Land Ice Skating and then to I Hop. We have some many memories of Donny that will forever be in our heart. All our love and prayers in this difficult time. Lisa and Rose Mei Greco.

Frank Mazzola

June 21, 2020

The Mazzola family would like to express their heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Ferrara, Dianne, Donna and all of their family on the passing of Donny.
He will be fondly remembered by me as an “Old School” guy from the Bronx, who you couldn’t help but like and respect.
Though we hadn’t seen each other in many years, I remember Donny and Mrs. Ferrara showing up to my father’s wake and funeral mass. It absolutely blew me away, and showed the quality of first class people they are.
I’ll remember and appreciate it Always!!! Until we meet again Donny, Rest In Peace.

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