Anne Ferreri (DiOrio), 90, of Stamford passed into God’s loving care on April 12, 2011, after a long illness. Beloved wife of John Ferreri for nearly 68 years, Anne was the daughter of Silvio and Carmela (Chirillo)DiOrio, of Mamaroneck where she lived for over 40 years, before moving to Stamford.
Born June 25, 1920 in Wooster, OH, Anne moved with her family to Mamaroneck when she was a young girl, eldest of five children. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School and attended the then-New Paltz State Normal School (now SUNY New Paltz). While there, she married John Ferreri, her longtime sweetheart and gave birth to a son, John Jr., shortly after graduating from New Paltz with a Bachelor of Science degree.
As an elementary teacher in both Mamaroneck and Port Chester public schools, Anne gave the gifts of reading and writing to well over a thousand children, and guided them through their earliest educational steps with loving dedication. As academic standards rose, so did she, earning a Master of Science in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Her career spanned 3-1/2 decades, before retiring in 1982, to spend time traveling with her cherished husband , her “Johnny.” In retirement, Anne and her husband traveled frequently, both in the U.S. and abroad, attending cultural courses in Bologna, Italy, during visits to their parents’ homeland. When not traveling or square dancing, Anne enjoyed a good game of bridge with friends, and playing her piano.
Anne is survived by her husband, John; their son, John Jr. and daughter-in-law Renee (Kascic) ; and granddaughters Cheryl Bilinski , Jacqueline Ferreri , Laura and Joanna Ferreri. She also leaves a sister, Mary Marino, a brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and nine nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her three brothers: Vincent (“Jimmy”), Rudy DiOrio, and Anthony DiOrio.
Visitation Thursday, April 14 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. A Mass of Christian Burial wil be on Friday, April 15 at 11 am at St. Vito’s RC Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery, Port Chester. Family would prefer donations to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.