Lawrence Ferraro

12/09/1924 - 09/30/2022

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Obituary For Lawrence Ferraro

Lawrence Ferraro 97 of Rockford, He passed away on Friday September 30, 2022. He
was born December 9, 1924. The son of Lawrence and Josephine Ferraro. He served in
the United States Coast Guard during World War 2. He married Betti Ferri on October
26, 1947. He retired from Rexham Corporation after 4 plus years. During his retirement,
Larry did volunteer work with the Knights of Columbus and ushered baseball games in
Sarasota, FL. Special thanks to the OSF Hospice caregivers.
Survived by: Wife, Betti. Nieces and nephews: Colleen Olsen, Alan (Debbie) Sommers,
Larry (Nancy) Ferraro, Jay (Robyn) Ferraro, Jo Ferraro, and several great nieces and
nephews. Predeceased by: Parents (Lawrence and Josephine Ferraro), brother and
sister-in-law (Sam and Lily Ferraro), sister-in-law and brother-in-law (Alice and Jack
Sommers), brother-in-law and sister-in-law (Bob and Candi Ferri), nephew (Mark
Sommers).
Funeral mass at 11:00am Wednesday October 5, 2022, in St Anthony Church 1010 Ferguson Street. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Visitation from 10am until Mass time Wednesday in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, 2111 South Main Street Rockford, IL 61102, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262
Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. The family would appreciate all to wear masks. Arrangements by Tony Gasparini Funerals.

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  • 10/05/2022

    Oh, I read this the evening OF the funeral....so sorry! I would have been there. My heart goes out to Betty and the Ferraro family and to my Ferri cousins. I so recall Betty coming to my Dad's funeral. I wish we could have spent some time with Larry and Betty in Florida when they were there. We were always going to.....condolences to the whole family. We know that Larry had been ill for some time. God bless you all and may God's light shine upon Larry in Heaven. Prayers for all of you and all of our departed family.

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