Michael S. "Buddy" Ferrera grabbed his fishing pole one last time and headed to heaven on November 24, 2021, to fish forever. Buddy was born on August 25, 1945, to Mildred Lannon and Michael P. Ferrera in Cranston, Rhode Island. He was raised in Louisville, Colorado, where he kept his family and the community on their toes. In 1963, he enlisted into the United States Army, where he served his country with the utmost honor. He served in the 101st Airborne Reconnaissance Unit during his initial deployment, and he returned from Vietnam in 1966 to begin planting his roots in the community of Louisville and surrounding areas. Buddy also volunteered for the Louisville Fire Department. Buddy loved the outdoors - he golfed several times a week at Hyland Hills, and fished in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Nevada. His fishing stories alone would make your sides hurt for days from the laughter. Buddy is survived by his brother, Allan Ferrera of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sister, Cathy Wold (Michael) of Louisville, Colorado; nieces, Shondel Seth (Joe) and Laura Ferrera (Cheri Fry), both of Reno, Nevada; stepsister, Beverley Eichhorn (Donald) of Firestone, Colorado; and stepmother, Karol Ferrera of Louisville, Colorado. Buddy's beloved, wonderful cousins were truly like brothers to him: Denny Ferrera (Janet) of Louisville, Colorado, Kenny Ferrera (Carol) of Louisville, Colorado, Dave Ferrera (Mary Carol) of Arvada, Colorado and Vince Ferrera (Mona) of Louisville, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael A. Ferrera; and his parents, Michael and Mildred. If you met Buddy, you loved Buddy. The world would stop and smile when he walked into a room. Everyone was always ready for a "Buddy" story or joke. Our family gatherings will just not be complete without him entertaining everyone in the room. The Ferrera family would like to give endless thanks to Connie D. for her 50-plus years of being Buddy's rock, great friend, and the person there for anything he ever needed. Our family would also like to thank the Veterans Administration for all the years of care for our precious veteran, Buddy. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made payable to Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. In the memo line on the donation please write Michael S. Ferrera and send the donation to Allan Ferrera, 1020 Candeleras Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011. Allan Ferrera will forward any donations to the volunteer services at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in January 2022.