Father Tom had a Holy and peaceful death on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Alice (Dunbar) Ferris; brother of E.J. (Catherine) Ferris, Mary A. (Carl) Lamb, and Dennis O. (Ilona) Ferris of Reynoldsburg, OH; survived also by many nieces and nephews. Father Tom's assignments were as follows: St. James Parish - Sewickley, PA, St. Paul's Cathedral - Pittsburgh, PA, he spent five years with the St. James Society in the missions to South America, St. Joseph Parish - Coraopolis, PA, St. Agatha Parish - Ellwood City, PA, St. Francis of Assisi Parish - Finleyville, PA, St. Patrick Parish - Cannonsburg, PA, and St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish - Pittsburgh, PA. Friends may call Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2-4 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, with Translation with Vespers to St. Cyril of Alexandria Church, Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 6 p.m., with visitation to follow at the church from 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation on Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Principal Celebrant being Bishop David Zubik and homilist Father Robert Boyle. Interment to follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2014