Elizabeth Ferrara "Liz" Ferlenda
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Langham Funeral Home, LLC
75 E. Genesee Street
Auburn, NY

Elizabeth "Liz" Ferrara Ferlenda

Our beautiful mother Elizabeth "Liz" Ferrara Ferlenda entered into her forever home on August 27, 2021, the eternal resting place prepared for her by her loving Savior, Jesus Christ(John14:1-4). Our mother was the first of our family to trust in Jesus as Savior, then our dad. Together our parents devoted themselves to guiding us in understanding and trusting in God's word. They shared no greater joy than watching their children and grandchildren grow.

Our mother worked by our father's side for many years at his State Farm Insurance Agency. Her later years were spent as a client advocate and then a board member of The Pregnancy Care Center, where she exhibited Christ's love, grace and compassion to women and families facing unplanned pregnancy.

Mom and dad traveled extensively together, and with friends, but our mother's most cherished moments were always our yearly family vacations in Ocean City, MD. Her grandchildren will always remember how Grandma tried to make things fun for them like the time she drew maps and buried treasures in the sand for them to find.

Our mom loved spending time with family, siblings and friends, eating, shopping, talking and our many gatherings at our parents home, where she made every occasion special, oh how we will miss her cooking and her attention to every little detail.

Among our mom's many gifts was her ability and willingness to listen. She was very giving of her time and of herself. Her Godly wisdom will be missed by many, she didn't tell you what you wanted to hear, she told you what you needed to hear. She was nurturing, charitable, kind, funny and always up for anything. Our mother was beautiful in oh so many ways.

"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.." Proverbs 31:26.

Our mother will be greatly missed and forever loved by her husband of 54 years, Tom Ferlenda. No one knew her like he did, no one loved her like he did. Her daughters: Tricia Botindari (Dana) and Christine Malone (Tim) and her daughter in-law, Sue Ferlenda. Her grandchildren that she adored and was so proud of, Bill Bouley, Ryan Botindari, Mackenzie Malone Brooks, Brandon Malone, Jennifer Ferlenda, Hannah Malone and Emily Botindari. Her sister and best friend, Cathy Behuniak (John) and her brother, Joseph Ferrara (Debi). She will be missed dearly by the Ferrara and Ferlenda families, as well as many special friends.

In addition to the loss of her beloved son, David Ferlenda, she was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Doris Ferrara, her sister, Jeannine Politi and her brother, Sam Ferrara.

We are thankful for every moment she was our mom, our children's grandmother and our father's wife, we will cherish every memory.

Calling hours will be held at Auburn Alliance Church on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4-6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pregnancy Care Center in Auburn, NY

Visit www.Langhamfuneralhomellc.com to leave a condolence.


Published by The Citizen on Oct. 13, 2021.
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Liz was a good friend who I knew from Auburn Alliance Church. I knew her son-in-law Dana Botindari in school and we grew up on the west end of Auburn. Joining the Alliance I came to know Liz's daughter Trish whom Dana is married to and of course Liz at about the same time and yes Tom, Ryan, and Emily. Liz gave me rides quite a bit from church. She had me over to the house for two holidays when my sister was away. She also helped me tackle an insurance problem at one time. She read a story about a dog I loved and it made her cry. I can share her family's views about Liz's love for family and friends, her graciousness, flexibility, and other qualities. She was also a good cook. Heaven's gain is earth's loss. It is too bad that I seemed to miss services. I know that Liz and I will meet again. My heart goes out to Tom, Trish, Dana, Ryan, Emily, Sue, and anyone else near and dear to Liz.
Jeffrey John jULI
Other
November 7, 2021
Loved seeing her at our 50th high school reunion. She always lit up the room. As I read her tribute She had such a beautiful loving family. A fabulous lady inside and out. Lizzie, Rest In Peace
Elizabeth "Libby" McQueeney Perkins
October 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joan Fantasia Gensel
Friend
October 15, 2021
She played a really cool role in my life. I will never forget some of the chats I received, and opening my heart to Jesus Christ in Tom and Liz´s Living room all those years ago. She showed me a path to heaven. I´m sure I will see her there, and Dave too. Thanks for putting up with us all those years growing up - the cool mom.
David Siracusa
Friend
October 14, 2021
My condolences to Liz's family. Liz will be missed by everyone who knew her. As her family has so beautifully expressed Liz, was a wonderful person and loved by all who knew her. Thank you, Liz, for being a part of my life. Rest in peace with our heavenly father.
Mary Housel
School
October 14, 2021
I have a thousand memories being at your house growing up and all of them involve feeling loved and part of your family. You will be missed Liz and never, ever forgotten! I love you all and am so very sad for your loss. But I find comfort knowing one day, I will see her again in Heaven!
Julie (Ross) Barber
Friend
October 13, 2021
Liz was first and foremost a child of God, and because of her heart, she was the most magnificent wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Anyone who knew Liz was blessed beyond measure. Liz's love for the Lord, vitality for life, and Godly wisdom will continue on for generations to come. Tom, Tricia, Chrissy, Sue, and all of your beautiful family; you will see her again! I know that your hearts are warmed at every thought of her. We love you.
Jennifer Lesch and Family
October 13, 2021
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