The Obit For Bernie Ferrara

Bernard "Bernie" Ferrara

TylerPaper.com August. 25, 2008


JACKSONVILLE - Mass for Bernard "Bernie" Ferrara, 74, Jacksonville, will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Jacksonville, with the Rev. Mark Kusmirek officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rusk, under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Mr. Ferrara died Aug. 23, 2008, in Tyler.

He was born Dec. 21, 1933 in New York City, N.Y. to the late George Walter and Mary Gallo Ferrara. He was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds for several years, and retired from Roadway Express after many years service. He lived at Emerald Bay prior to moving to Jacksonville four years ago, and was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Margaret Ferrara, Jacksonville; sister, Roseanne Ferrara, Bronxville, N,Y.; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday and rosary will be recited 7 p.m. at the funeral home.