Joseph T. Ferrara

Joseph T. Ferrara, 80, of Bethel, husband of Eileen (Dale) Ferrara died on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Ferrara was born in Brooklyn, NY, January 24, 1931, son of Salvatore and Vincenza (Nunziata) Ferrara.  He attended New York schools.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ferrara was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee for 31 years, retiring in 1989.

At the time of his death, Mr. Ferrara was a driver with the Meals on Wheels program in the greater Danbury area.

An area resident since 1992 coming from New York, he was an avid sports fan, a member of Elmwood Hall and attended St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

In addition to his wife of fifty-six years, he is survived by a son, Joseph Ferrara of Virginia Beach, VA; two daughters, Kathleen Savoie and her husband, Raymond of Poughkeepsie, NY and Carol A. Zarb and her husband, Joe of Redding, CT; and five grandchildren, Kira, Elizabeth and Joseph Ferrara and Matthew and Sydney Zarb.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 29th at 10:15 AM in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will be private.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mr. Ferrara’s honor and memory may be made to the Elderly Nutrition Program, New Opportunities, Inc., Meals on Wheels, 232 North Elm St., Waterbury, CT 06702.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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