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Peter Ferro


1927 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Peter Ferro Obituary
Ferro, Peter In Loving Memory SAN DIEGO -- Peter Ferro passed away on September 5, 2013. He was born on November 11, 1927 in Framingham, Mass., to Italian immigrants Biagio and Santina Ferro. Peter served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1949 at Fort Bragg, NC. He graduated from Framingham High and earned a BA Degree in Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University in 1962. He became a Senior Engineer at General Motors 1953- 1962, Plant Engineer for Fenwal and Honeywell 1964-1970, and an Industrial Art teacher in Massachusetts School System 1970-74. In 1974, he moved to San Diego and held a Building Inspector positions for City of San Diego. Peter attended Santa Sophia Catholic Church in Spring Valley, CA., and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. Peter is survived by his companion, Audrey Barry of San Diego; two daughters, Paula Papadopoulos of Raleigh, NC, and Linda Tos and son-in-law Bill Tos of Hanford, CA. He was a beloved "Grampy" to six grandchildren, Nicholas, Christopher and Stephanie Papadopoulos of Raleigh, NC, and Leslie, Mark and Jordan, and Erika Tos of Hanford, CA.; sister, Ann Adams of Boston, Mass.; sister-in-law, Arlene Chao of Milford, Mass.; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Carmen (Chao) Ferro; and older brother, Joseph Ferro. He loved to work with his hands and he truly had an engineer's mind. He enjoyed sailing, fishing, golfing, bocce tournaments, gardening, giving away his treasured avocados, spending time with friends, watching his grandchildren participate in their activities, and frequent "donut runs." Peter Ferro is in the care of Featheringill Mortuary, 6322 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego. Viewing will be held on Friday, September 13, 4pm-8pm, with the Rosary recited at 7pm. Graveside service on Saturday, September 14, at 10 am at El Camino Memorial, 5600 Carroll Canon Rd., San Diego. Memorial Service at 12 noon also on Saturday at Featheringill Mortuary. (featheringillmortuary .com) In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Friends of the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mount Wayte Ave., Suite # 2, Framington, MA 01702. Specify "In Memory of Peter Ferro." www.framinghamheart study.org/about/friends .html
Published in U-T San Diego on Sept. 12, 2013
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