Roberta (Bobbee) Ferrett, R.N., 78, of Old Forge, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Ferrett Sr. Wed on Aug. 25, 1956, the couple was married for 57 years.
Born in Moosic on Sept. 23, 1935, daughter of the late Robert and Doretta Billington Rauner, Roberta was a 1953 graduate of Moosic High School. A graduate of Nesbitt Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing, Roberta was a proud registered nurse, having worked at Taylor and Mercy hospitals before working part-time for Allied Services.
Of Protestant faith, she was a lifelong member of the Moosic Presbyterian Church. An active church member, she also served as an ordained deacon.
She found great comfort in her cat, Vino, who always put a smile on her face, regardless of her health. Her family was the focal point of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be dearly missed forever.
She is also survived by her four children, Michael Ferrett Jr. and companion, Linda Kerlavage, Factoryville; Kathleen Ferrett, Moosic; Tracy Genell and husband, Angelo Sr., Moosic; and Wendy Sulla and husband, Peter, West Pittston; a sister, Muriel Smailes and husband, James, Moscow; and seven grandchildren, Michael Ferrett III and wife, Anastasia; Ashley Genell, Aaron Sulla, Angelo Genell Jr., Katy Sulla, Austin Genell and Skylar Lavage.
She was also preceded in death by an infant grandson, Mark Ferrett.
Her family wishes to thank the one-north staff of Allied Skilled Nursing Center and doctors Kenneth Sebastianelli, Carl Barsigian and Michael Burke, for their collective care and compassion throughout Roberta's illness.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with services by the Rev. Roger Griffith. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery in Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic, PA 18507.
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