John M. Ferraro
AGE: 85 • West Hanover Twp., PA.
John M. Ferraro, 85, of West Hanover Township, PA., and formerly of South Plainfield, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center with family at his side. Born in Bayonne, on May 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Francis and Philomina Mazzouccolo Ferraro.
John was a retired Italian bread baker. John was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey, PA. He was a former member of the Teamsters Local 560, and the Knights of Columbus. John was an U.S. Army
veteran having served during the Korean Conflict
. He enjoyed gardening, raising pigeons, and cooking. John's passion was his family as he was a loving, giving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Margaret R. Lynch Ferraro, on October 22, 2010. John is survived by five daughters, Mary Evangelista wife of Robert, Lisa Mazzetta wife of Edward, Angela Onorato wife of David, Rita Lepping wife of Ken, and Gina DiCindio wife of Vince; three sons, John Ferraro husband of Cindy, Thomas Ferraro husband of Cathy, and Raymond Ferraro husband of Lorraine; seventeen grandchildren, Edward, Dana, Jaclynn, David, Nicole, Steven, Brianne, Alyssa, Julianna, Andrew, Matthew, Nicholas, Laura, Kenneth, Vincent, Maria, and Christina; two sisters, Marie Ferraro and Francis Niven; and one nephew, Richard Niven.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11:30 AM in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, PA with The Rev. Brian J. Wayne as celebrant. Friends will be received for the viewings Monday, January 6, 2014, from 6-8 PM, and Tuesday from 10-10:45 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to express special thanks to the Hershey Medical Center for the wonderful care given their father by requesting memorial contributions made to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, c/o Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Office of Development & Alumni Relations, A120, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852. Please designate Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzand bowser.com