Richard William Ferris of Enfield entered into eternal rest at the age of 82 on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Enfield.
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He was born on Dec. 29, 1930, in Hartford, son of the late William R. and Mabelle (Valder) Ferris. Richard was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1949. He served as a military policeman in Germany during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. Richard retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Correction after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Enfield Elks Lodge BPOE 2222 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1525. Richard will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving daughter Penny and her husband, Joe, of Enfield; his adored grandchildren; Justin Calcasola and his wife, Kristen, and Joy Calcasola; his aunts Laura Stajos and Jean Ferris both of Connecticut; and his sisters-in-law; Micky Ferris of East Hampton and Pat Ferris of North Carolina; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his former wife and lifelong friend, Rosemary "Binky" Wall, and his brothers Donald Ferris and John Ferris.
Per Richard's request. there are no calling hours.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Enfield Elks Lodge BPOE 2222, 138 N. Maple St., Enfield.
Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, is assisting Penny with arrangements.
For online condolences and more information, go to
Browne Funeral Chapels
43 Shaker Road Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 10 to July 14, 2013