Joseph Ferrara Death – Brooklyn Technical HS Alumnus Joseph Ferrara of Garden City, New York has sadly passed away. He died on Saturday 5th August 2023 surrounded by his beloved family at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center at age 87. He was confirmed dead through a post that says “The Ferrara Family lost one our loved relatives, with great sadness I’m sorry to say our Joe Ferrara has passed away”. The cause of his death has not been disclosed at this time. Born on July 28, 1936, in the vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Joe emerged as the eldest scion of the Ferrara family, his parents being Rose and Jerry “Pop” Ferrara.
Education and Career
His educational journey culminated in graduation from Brooklyn Technical High School, a notable achievement of which he was justifiably proud. Displaying his unwavering commitment to his nation, Joe served with honor at the White Sands Missile Proving Grounds in New Mexico, a commendable stint as a distinguished member of the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge from military service, Joe embarked on a new venture, co-founding JVJ Construction alongside his father, Jerome, and his brother, Vincent. In the year 1969, a pivotal chapter in his life unfolded when Joe, joined by his four younger brothers, laid the foundation for Ferrara Bros.
Building Materials Corp. His astute leadership spearheaded the meteoric rise of Ferrara Bros. into a preeminent concrete producer, renowned across New York City for its exceptional quality. Noteworthy landmarks like the Second Ave. Subway, Citifield, and the state-of-the-art LGA Airport bore the indelible mark of Ferrara Bros.’ involvement, firmly establishing Joe’s legacy in the annals of the construction domain.
Joseph Ferrara Obituary
He is survived by his three sons, Joseph J. and Vicki (Cinque); Perry V. and Cathy (DiResta); and Jeffrey and Alison (Laux); eight grandchildren, Anthony, Joseph N. and Alexandra (Marinello), James, Gianni, Catherine, John Jay, Michael and Perry J.; his caring and loving partner, Cathy Knips; and his three younger brothers, Vincent, Steven and Lenny. He was preceded in death in 1981 by his younger brother Jerome (“Jay”); and, in 2009 by his beloved wife of 52 years, Joan.
Viewing will be at: Fairchild Funeral Home 1201 Franklin Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 on Tuesday, August 8th – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 9th – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th at: Saint Anne’s Church 35 Dartmouth Street Garden City, NY 11530.
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