MERIDEN - Thomas L. Ferry Jr., 92, husband of the late Joan Curley Ferry, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Miller Memorial Community with his family at his side.
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Born in Meriden on Feb. 15, 1921, the son of the late Thomas L. Ferry Sr. and Anna Donahoe Ferry, he had resided in Meriden for all of his life. He attended local schools and graduated from Georgetown Prep and the College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1943. Thomas was the retired president of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home. He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant, J.G. on the L.S.T. 729 in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of operation, including The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Thomas was a lifelong parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. He served on the Board of Directors of the Central Bank for Savings and was an active member of The Meriden Boys and Girls Club, The Rotary Club (past president), and a charter member of the Farms Country Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Johanna Laadt and her husband, John, of Remsenberg, N.Y. and Sarah O'Keefe and her husband, Richard, of Rye, N.Y.; three sons, Thomas L. Ferry III, of Meriden, William C. Ferry and his wife, Tracy, of Cheshire, and Peter Ferry and his wife, Lily, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Patrick and Daniel Ferry, Dena and Thomas Ferry, Sarah and John Laadt, and Lucy and Oliver Ferry; two sisters, Ann Jane Delaney and her husband, Thomas, of West Hartford, and Maureen Slattery, of Milford; two brothers, Vincent Ferry and his wife, Betty, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and William E. Ferry and his wife, Jackie, of Charlotte, S.C. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomas was predeceased by a brother, John J. Ferry.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 25th at 11 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden, CT 06450. Friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Monday, (TODAY), June 24th from 3 to 7 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church or to a
. The family would like to thank the staff of Miller Memorial (Caroline One) for the excellent and compassionate care given to Thomas. For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
80 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on June 24, 2013