Florence M. Ferris Obituary
TRANQUILITY – Florence Maryjane Ferris, 101, passed away quietly on, May 20, 2013 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 8, 1911, in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Christina (Notaro) Ferris. She is predeceased by her beloved sister, Eleanor Post, and four brothers Gustave, Joseph Carmen and Christopher. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Amelia Ferris, who lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. She lived in Newark until 1951 when she and her family moved to East Hanover. In 1998 she moved to Tranquility and was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church in Andover.
Her first job was working for Foley Chevrolet in Newark and then for Foley Machinery in Piscataway, NJ. During her working career, Florence had been a Private Secretary to three generations of Foley family owners, father, son and grandson. She retired in 1980 after 44 years of service with the company.
A passionate bowler, she bowled for 20 years on the East Hanover Friday Night League, winning many trophies during league competitions. She was an avid murder mystery reader and enjoyed
traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal and to Europe many times. She was a frequent guest at the Atlantic City Casinos and Mt. Airy Casino playing the slot machines and was always ready to play cards with family and friends. She was a member of the East Hanover Senior Citizens.
Her secret to longevity was to eat healthy food and be happy. Florence loved her family and will be missed by both family and her many friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 24th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street (Route 517), Hackettstown. Everyone is invited to meet at the church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Good Shepherd RC Church, Route 517, Andover, at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 25th . Internment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Green Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Father John’s Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Arrangements made under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.