Richard (Dick) L. Ferri, formerly of Coventry, RI, died in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on August 15, 2018 in Navarre, FL due to cancer. He was 78.
Richard was born on September 4, 1939 in Providence, RI to his parents, Libero and Ercola Ferri. He graduated from Providence College with a degree in Economics in 1961. He married Janet Mulhearn in 1962, until her death in 2009.
Although Richard worked for Nationwide Insurance for some 30+ years, his most important job was always as a Father, Husband and Grandfather. He coached softball for all three of his daughters in Coventry Girls Softball League which meant he was on the field a lot! He was a lifetime Knight of Columbus. He attended St. Sylvester’s Church in Gulf Breeze.
Richard is survived by his wife of 4 years, Elizabeth Presto; daughter, Julie Ferri-Dolan, husband, Kevin Dolan and granddaughter, Michelina Dolan; daughter, Cynthia Ferri-Provost, husband, Edward Provost, granddaughter, Hannah Provost, granddaughter, Sarah Provencher and her husband Joshua Provencher; daughter, Lea Ferri and her husband, Matthew Perdue; stepdaughter, Danielle Presto Worley, husband, Jon Worley and grandson, Jacob Worley; sisters, Gilda Vicario and Nancy Votta. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Janet Mulhearn Ferri.
There will be a mass for Richard on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10AM at St. Sylvester Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563. A celebration of his life will be held at Julie and Kevin’s home, 6541 Codell Street, Navarre, FL 32566. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society.
I am so very sorry for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, be with your family and friends during this hard time. Please take comfort in knowing that soon sorrow and death will be done away with. Isaiah 25:8
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