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Robert L. Ferris

Obituary for Robert L. Ferris

December 24, 2016
Brigantine, New Jersey


Ferris, Robert L - 86, of Brigantine passed away on Dec. 24, 2016 at home. He was born in Charleston, Illinois. He is predeceased by his parents Fern and Herbert, his sister Billie Jean and beloved wife of 50 years Clementina (nee Maccagnano). He is survived by his nephew James Hutchinson (Judy) Windsor III.

Robert was very proud to have served his country as a Parachute Rigger with the US Navy. He was retired from Spencer Gifts. He was an avid member of the Brigantine VFW Post 6964 serving in many positions and at the time of his death he was Quarter Master. Robert was a Green Bay Packer and Yankees fan giving him lots of ammunition to harass the local Philadelphia fans at the VFW. Previously Robert was a member and past President of the Sons of Italy. He was active in both Brigantine St. Thomas Parish and Atlantic City Saint Michael's serving as Lector and Eucharistic Minister bringing the Eucharist to those who were too sick to attend regular Mass. Robert had a passion for Big Band Music and created the "Bob Ferris Swingtimers Band". He was a great bandleader organizing performances for many years throughout the area. It brought Robert and his wife Clem great joy to host the many visits to the shore from family members, friends and especially the many nieces and nephews. Uncle Bob "We'll Meet Again".

A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2016 from 10:00 to 10:50am at Saint Thomas Church, 8th Street and Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be held Laurel Memorial Park, Egg Harbor Township.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the Brigantine VFW Post 6964, 121 31st Street, Brigantine NJ 08203.

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3112 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
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