EuGene Donald Ferra (1919 - 2014)

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EuGene Donald Ferra, 94, of Punxsutawney, passed away July 11, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Carmen and Carmella Cappella Ferra.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine E. Longo Ferra.
On July 9, 1955, he married the former Marjorie Anderson, who survives.
Mr. Ferra was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II , being in Co. K - 76 Infantry Division. He fought in France, Luxembourg and Germany, where he was wounded.
He was a life member of the American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 813.
He owned and operated "Gene's Transmission Service" in Punxsutawney and was co-owner of Hilltop Mobile Homes and Main Street Video. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
He was fortunate to have the luxury of remaining at home in the exceptional loving care of his family and DuBois Regional Medical Center Hospice until his passing.
He is survived by seven children: Claire Canton and husband Albert of New Castle, EuGene R. "Gino" Ferra and wife Milinda of Huntington Beach, Calif., John Ferra of Bellview, Fla., Kevin D. Ferra and Colin Ferra of Punxsutawney, Karen Bly and husband Michael of DuBois, and Kirwin Ferra of Long Island, N.Y.; his "adopted" daughter, Amy Schwabenbauer of Weedville;13 grandchildren: Nicole Calabrese, Rachel Hughes, Mary Canton, Kyle Carpenter, Hayden Carpenter, Garrett Shaffer, Michael Stunkard, Ethan Stunkard, Jade Ferra, Kevin T. Ferra, Kalista Ferra, Sammi Bly and Emily Bly, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He is also survived by two brothers, Carmen Ferra and Donald Ferra Jr.; two sisters, Consetta Esposito and Kathryn Blose; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and wife Sylvia Ferra and Donald and wife Gladys Bailey Ferra Sr., and two sisters, Theresa and husband Ralph Bianco and Marie and husband Arthur Candiotti; two brothers-in-law, John Blose and Emilio "Curly" Esposito; and one sister-in-law, Mary Demcuk Ferra.
Friends and family will be received from noon-3 p.m. Monday at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with Pastor David Bish officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene's memory to Penn Highlands, DuBois Hospice or to the .
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Richard L Fait Funeral Home
117 N Jefferson St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-8200
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Published in The Courier Express from July 13 to July 14, 2014
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