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Ellen M. Ferrara

1918 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Ellen M. Ferrara Obituary
Ellen M. (DeConto) Padula Ferrara, June 1 st , In Pompano Beach, Florida, just 9 days short of her 99 th birthday. Longtime resident of Medford, Winchester and Florida. Daughter of Ricar and Maria DeConto (Buono). Predeceased by daughters Janice Bardsley and Deanne Moda, husbands Henry Padula and Joseph Ferrara, and 6 siblings. Lovingly cared for by son Wayne Padula of Hull, MA. Also survived by son Alan Padula and wife Barbara of Reading, MA and daughter Carol Matthies and husband Rainer of Heilbronn, Germany, stepsons Robert Ferrara of Newton, NH and Joseph Ferrara, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Secretary to the Chiefs-of- Police, Derro, Bowler and McCue in Winchester for 18 years. A proponent of higher education and dismayed that she was unable to attend college during the Great Depression, she returned to school after her retirement and received her BA degree at age 72. An avid letter writer, she maintained regular correspondence with many family members and friends for over 50 years. Memorial services are private; she will be interred at Wildwood cemetery in Winchester, MA.
Published in The Wakefield Observer from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9, 2017
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