FRANK "Chick" FERRARA
FUNERAL HOME
DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes
5975 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
age 80. US Army Veteran. Beloved son of the late Alfred P. and Frances (nee Dipolito), dearest brother of Alfred Jr. (deceased); dear uncle of Alfred (Michelle) and John and great uncle of Gia, AJ, Bella and Stella; loving nephew of Sarah Scalish "Tootsie"; brother-in-law of Mary Piunno who cared for him deeply. Chick was friend of many and devoted his life to Ferrara's Imported Foods. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Tuesday January 18 at St. Francis of Assisi Church 6850Mayfield Rd. Gates Mills, OH 44040. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Entombment All Souls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS. (at Lander Rd.) MONDAY 4 TO 7 PM. Online condolences and guest registry www.diciccoandsonsfh.com

Published by The Plain Dealer from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2022.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
17
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes
5975 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, OH
Jan
18
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30a.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
6850 Mayfield Rd, Gates Mills, OH
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Orur deepest sympathy to Ferrara Family. Chick was a part of our family. He has molded John In keeping the family legacy. John, hold on to your family legacy. Your Uncle Chick and grandpa are so proud of you! May Chick Rest In Peace. Thank you for letting us be part of your family for so many years. With love and prayers, Andrea (Camilly) Brown, Stone Mountain,GA
Andrea Brown (Camilly)
January 21, 2022
Chick will always be in my heart and memories. Will miss him forever. Rest In Peace My Buddy
Mickey Consolo Gedeon
Friend
January 20, 2022
Chick represented the best a friend could be. I´ve known him for over 25 years. He was the heart and soul of Mayfield Heights. It won´t be the same without him. His legacy will continue through his Ferrara´s Import store. I will miss him greatly.
Dr. Neil Ross
January 20, 2022
I will definitely miss Chick sitting at the end of the deli. I would stop the get lunch and talk forever. RIP Frank
Steven Weiner
Friend
January 20, 2022
We just heard about Chick and are so sorry and saddened by his passing. Chick was one of a kind and the first one we looked for upon entering the store. It's going to be so hard not to see him there anymore. We are going to miss him! Our sincere condolences, Bruce and Sue Cavalier
Bruce and Sue Cavalier
Friend
January 19, 2022
How sad I was to see that Chick had passed away. My mom and grandmother shopped at Ferrara's every week. I remember seeing Chick in the store with his dad, aunt, and uncle. Chick was good friends with my brother Joe. I remember Chick dropping off my neighbor across the street, John Nowel who worked at the store. Occasionally I would talk to Chick out in the street in his jeep after dropping John off. The year was 1969. I haven't seen Chick since that time. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Rose Garbo Burdette
Friend
January 19, 2022
Our deepest sympathies to the Ferrara family. We have warm memories of Chick throughout the years. Rest In Peace!
John and Maria Noffsinger
January 19, 2022
We are sending our deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of dear Chick. We will miss his smiling face at the store. May he rest in peace and may his family continue his good work. Truly, Frank & Barbara
Frank & Barbara Rendina
Other
January 19, 2022
We are all very sorry for your loss and will miss seeing Chick behind the counter at the store.
The Pietrafese Family
January 19, 2022
Our condolences to the Ferrara Family.
The Bonanno Family
January 18, 2022
Deepest condolences to the entire Ferrara family and friends. From childhood visits with my late father, Charlie to recently for the Holidays- one of my favorite places to go. Chick and my Father loved to chat about their cars. I am sure they are both cruising in Heaven. You will be missed Chick.
Cheryl Ann Petrof-Radvansky
Friend
January 18, 2022
I am so sad to hear of the passing of chick. He was a great person and walking into the store is never going to be the same. Rest in peace old man, we will all miss you
John Pikula
Friend
January 18, 2022
We have known the Ferrara family for over some 40 years. Bruce will miss talking about cars with him and I will miss hearing his stories about the casino. One of the friendliest people I have ever known. Our prayers and thoughs are with the famiy. RIP Chick.
Sharon and Bruce Bakula
January 18, 2022
Deepest sympathy to the Ferrara family. Since I was a child we have been going to Ferrara´s. Chick and his father were a friend to my father Wally and I have such fond memories. We were just in this Christmas Eve and Chick greeted and checked us out and made us all feel special with his greeting "The Ferrante Family is here!" May the Ferrara family find peace in beautiful memories and the special place Chick has in all of our hearts.
Donna Ferrante Pujolas
January 17, 2022
Deepest sympathies to the Ferrara family. It will not be the same without Chick's friendly face in the store. He will be missed by many. Domenic DiIorio and family.
Domenic DiIorio
January 17, 2022
As the former owners of Mayland Beverage, we have known Chick for over 40 years. It is sad to think that we will not see him on our next visit to Cleveland. God bless him and may he Rest In Peace.
Steve and Janet Kertesz
January 17, 2022
So sad-Chick was always an extremely nice man who always made us feel welcome. It´s the end of an era. RIP.
David & Geri Corrado
Friend
January 17, 2022
Chick was a great guy that will be missed so much.In over 50 years , he never failed to say "hey Tom" as if I were the only one around.Rest in peace friend.You were the best.
Tom Providenti
January 16, 2022
Deepest sympathies to the wonderful Ferrara family. Was always nice chatting with Chick at the store. He will be missed.
Chris Ursetti
January 16, 2022
So sad to hear about Chick and to know I won´t see him during my visits to Ferrara´s. I´ve known him since I was a little girl shopping for and with my parents at Ferrara´s. My mother, Josephine, visited the store several times a week and Chick always made her feel like family. He´ll be missed by many.
Phylis Farinacci Ferrara
January 16, 2022
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Chick. He was always so kind to our family and he will truly be missed.
Helga and Patti Camilly
January 16, 2022
To the Family of Chick Ferrara : Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Chick. We shall always remember and appreciate our friendship over all the years on Mayfield Road . Rest In Peace.
Tony and Kathy Alesci
Friend
January 16, 2022
So sorry for your loss. I learned a lot from Chick talking about cars. Enjoyed the conversation whenever I walked in the store.
Mike Minadeo
Friend
January 16, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Dale and Tammy Orlando
January 16, 2022
Ferrari´s is a lifetime memory that will never be forgotten! Condolences to Franks family.
Jilly Benach-Goldblum
Other
January 16, 2022
TO THE FAMILY So sorry for the loss of Chick he will be missed by many.
Chuck Zingale Susan Zingale
January 16, 2022
Very sorry to hear of Chick's sudden passing. Such a terrible loss. He was always kind, and a joy to be around.
Kurt @ The Minneapolis Flour Co
Work
January 16, 2022
RIP & a salute from a fellow vet.
Frank Santabarbara
January 16, 2022
Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
Coletta Family
January 16, 2022
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Chick, prayers to his family and to all those who worked closely with him in the store.
Lisa Comella
January 16, 2022
Dear Ferrara Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Chick, he was a great guy and I always remember him working at the store and going there every Sunday after church to get the Italian Bread, Olives and many other wonderful things. He will be definitely be missed by all that knew him! He had a great smile and was always welcoming. Rest in Peace Chick! May God Bless you and give strength to your Family in the days ahead.
Terri Basile
Work
January 15, 2022
Chicky you were the best. RIP.
Gene Ratajczak
January 15, 2022
Chick. Was a great man always willing to help my wife and I out very friendly..he will be missed
John and Mary Picciano
January 15, 2022
I have known Chicky since I married into the Ferrara family with my wife Rose in 1953. He always greeted me cordially and with friendship. He was very devoted to Ferrara Foods and the family. I regret that I´m unable to attend the funeral and send my deepest condolences to the family.
Richard Metz
Family
January 15, 2022
Chick always had a nice word and made you welcome at the store. Sympathy to the Ferrara family. He will be missed. RIP Chick and God Bless You.
Robert Andrzejczyk
January 15, 2022
Just want to give our condolences to the family of Chico. We knew him when we would go into the store in the 80s and he was so nice, Went back into the store for the first time in Sept and there he was running the cash register with the same smile.He will be missed.
Guy & Cee Iarussi
Friend
January 15, 2022
Always remember Chick and his beautiful smile, so helpful with all his customer and friendly. He will be missed. Deepest Sympathies to the Ferrera Family.
Mary Lou Lemmo (Grolimond Olson)
Friend
January 15, 2022
So sorry about Chicks passing. I grew up two houses from the store. The Ferrara´s are a very nice family. They always made you feel so welcome when you shopped there.
Carol Kleppel Sundermeier
January 15, 2022
R.I.P. Chick
Joe Angelone
Friend
January 15, 2022
Thank you for your very brave service to our country ! God bless you
veteran
January 15, 2022
Sincere sympathy!
Jackie Fisher
January 15, 2022
My sincere sympathy to the Ferrara family. I always enjoyed talking to Chick. He always made everyone feel welcome in the store. May he rest in peace.
Katherine Cipriano
January 14, 2022
Remember all the weekly shopping and conversations with Chick. One of the family friendly stores we loved to patronize for many years. So sorry and he will be missed.
The DesGravise and Hahn families
Friend
January 14, 2022
Our hearts are broken to know We won´t see Chick at the store or chagrin falls sitting on his bike in front of the ice cream store and other random places. He truly was one of the good guys. I´ve known him my whole life he really cared about people. We will truly miss you Chick. To his family your all in our thoughts and prayers
Ingrassia/Galipo family
Friend
January 14, 2022
My deepest sympathy to the Ferrara family. Chick will be so missed. I have known him over 50 years. My mom would take me to Ferrara's when I was little. He remembered my family even after we moved to California and then when I moved back to Cleveland 18 months ago. He was one of the best! He always made us feel like family! May he rest in peace! Chick and the Ferrara family will be in my prayers!
Venira Virzi
January 14, 2022
My deepest sympathy to the Ferrara family. Chick will be so missed. I have known him over 50 years. My mom would take us to Ferrara's when I was little. He remembered my family after we moved to California and then when I moved back to Cleveland 18 months ago. He was one of the best. He always made us feel like family. Chick and the Ferrara family will be in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
Venira Virzi
January 14, 2022
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. He will be missed but well remembered. Godspeed Chick.
MH Councilwoman Susan Sabetta
January 14, 2022
He will truly be missed at Ferraras. Chick always took time to visit with you. May his memory be a blessing!! RIP Chick!!!
Karen Basch
Work
January 14, 2022
Our sympathies and prayers to the Ferrara family and staff who are outstanding and so polite. Chick always had a smile when i came in. And always asked about our sons. Ferrara's is by far the best Italian store in Ohio. I shop nowhere else. Proud to have known the whole family and giving me and my family great memories that will live on.Thank you Chick and staff for serving our family. He will be missed. Rest in peace and fly with the angels. Love from Lori, Dennis, Dan and Ryan.
Lori, Dennis, Dan, and Ryan Kaplan
Friend
January 14, 2022
Our deepest sympathy. Can not imagine going into the store and not seeing him. Love and Prayers
Carol Goetz Jennings
Friend
January 14, 2022
My deepest sympathies to the Ferrara family and the entire team at Ferrara´s. Chick was a great guy and, much like his father, a fixture at the store. He knew all his customers by name and knew what everyone was interested in. Great guy. RIP Chick.
John Ulizzi
January 14, 2022
Sympathies to the Ferrara family. Chick was a great character, same friendly man I've known for over 30 years. Many thanks to Chick and crew for my son Matt's continued success as part of the team at the store.
Mike Bares
Friend
January 14, 2022
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