Don Ferrara

Obituary of Don Ferrara

Mr. Donald Joseph “RaRa” Ferrara of Dingmans Ferry, PA died December 18, 2019 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 66. He was born September 8, 1953 in Elmhurst, NY the son of the late Biaggio Benny Ferrara and the late Gemma Rose Tamasi Ferrara. Don married Gail Ann Schook 40 years ago on April 29, 1979 in Queens, NY He worked for 36 years for Con Edison in Brooklyn, NY. Don was a member of the Utility Workers Union of America-AFL-CIO Local 1-2, New York, NY. A family statement read: Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to collect Lionel Trains and Hess Trucks. Earlier in life he loved to hunt, deep sea fish and drive his 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Surviving are: Wife: Gail Ann Ferrara, at home Daughter: Roseann Ferrara of Farmingdale, NY Son: Anthony Ferrara & his Fiancé Nikki of Dingman's Ferry, PA Brother: Anthony Minchilli of Rockville Centre, NY Brother-in-law: Charles Schook of LaGuna Hills, CA Sister-in-law: Ann Ventura & her husband Ed of Lake Forest, CA Sister-in-law: Frances Schook of Pittston, PA 2 Granddaughters: Adrianna Deptula & Giamarie Deptula Also several nieces and nephews Good friend: Peter Ertola of Dingmans Ferry, PA Good friend: John Napoli of the State of Florida Pre Deceased Brother: Benny Ferrara Pre Deceased Sister-in-law: Janice Schook There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held private. Cremation will be at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society Of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc., 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, N.Y. 12771 Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions or to send condolence notes to the family visit