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Richard R. (Dick) Ferraro

By Lisa Ace


Richard R. (Dick) Ferraro, July, 7 1937 – January 22, 2023

Son of the late Joseph and Donna (Verbanoff) Ferraro, brother to the late Joseph G. Ferraro, loving husband to the late Judith (Jackson) Ferraro passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the age of 85 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY.

Richard was an Engineer by trade. In his younger years he was a well-known musician in the Buffalo, NY area playing the organ with the Burgundy Bishops. Dick loved children, and together with his wife Judith opened their home to many Foster Children throughout the years. He enjoyed amusement parks and roller skating.

Richard leaves behind his Sister Christine D. (Carl) Kustreba, daughters, Kimberly (Scott) Donnelly, Tami (Dennis) Barren, Jennifer ( Antonio) Rivera, and Erycka (Thomas) Kosinski, Sons, Russell J., Richard J. (Cindy), and Paul (Penny), Grandchildren, Nicole, Christian, Chelsey, Seth (Katy), Eric (Olivia), Courtney(Colin), and Paul, many great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Helen(Edward) Zelinski, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his best friend, “Buddy” a pug mix.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services.

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