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VINCENT MATTEO FERRARA, JR., 71, of Melbourne passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Born February 9, 1943 in Fort Riley, Kansas to the late Vincent Matteo and Frances (Guardino) Ferrara.
He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1983. He settled in Florida in 1989 having come from Germany.
His was preceded in death by his son, John.
Left behind to mourn his loss are his beloved wife of 49 years, Maeve; his children, Vincent, III (Susan), Angela (Rory) McEllim; daughter-in-law, Amanda; sisters, Florence Holtzmacher-Cuccia and Roseann (Frank) Imperato; and grandchildren, Marcus, Todd, Eleanor, Margerette, Amathyst, Nicholas, Lucy, Oscar and Sophia.
Services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 9:00-11:00am at Beach Funeral Home, 4999 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11:30am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera, FL. Interment will take place on Monday, March 3, at 2:30PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Vincent's memory to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/donate or the
Those wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting Vincent's book of memories at www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Beach Funeral Home-West
4999 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Feb. 28, 2014