Mr. Anthony J. Ferris age 96, of New Hartford, passed away on Monday
November 14, 2016.
He was born in Utica on June 17, 1920 a son of the late Roger and
Josephine Ferris and was educated in local schools. On November 27,
1952, he was married to Helen Shaheen in St. Louis Gonzaga Church, a
blessed union of 54 years until her passing on December 2, 2006. Anthony
served our country during WWII in the US Army Air Corp. and was a
recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was the owner and operator of the family business R. Ferris & Sons
Produce Co. for many years until his retirement. His greatest purpose and
joy was the love of his family.
Mr. Ferris is survived by his sons Roger Ferris and Anthony J. Ferris, Jr.
and friend Ann Mizgala; two daughters and sons-in-law Mary Jo and
Richard Kukla and Sara and Michael Sciortino; his beloved grandchildren
Bennett, Christopher, Mary and Jack; his sister Gloria Sakran; his sister-in-law
and brother-in-law Agnes and Charles Lewis, many loved nieces and
nephews, and family friend David Julian. He was predeceased by one
sister, Helen Abounader; four brothers, Roger Ferris, Fred Ferris, Joseph
Ferris and Moses Abounader; and his in-laws, Tillie Ferris, George
Abounader, Kay Ferris, Ray Sakran, Sadie Abounader, A.L. And Ruth
Shaheen, Joseph and Jennie Shaheen, Victoria Shaheen, Catherine
Shaheen, Thomas and Mary Maroun, and George and Angie Shaheen,
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Divine Liturgy of the
Faithful Departed on Friday at 11:00 am in St. Louis Gonzaga Church. The
family will greet visitors at the conclusion of mass in church. Private entombment
will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friday, November 18 2016