Cover photo for Samuel  J. Ferrara's Obituary
Samuel  J. Ferrara Profile Photo
1944 Samuel 2020

Samuel J. Ferrara

July 27, 1944 — October 3, 2020

Samuel J. Ferrara

Samuel J. Ferrara, 76, died October 3, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. He was born July 27, 1944 in Seneca Falls, NY, the son of Matthew Ferrara and Alma (Suffredini) Ferrara.

Sam was a 1962 graduate of Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls. He married the love of his life, Rosalie (Leone) in 1966, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage this past August. Sam was a devout Catholic, a loyal member of SMS, Rumseyville Sportsman's Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the NRA. He and his brother Matthew "Zoomer" Ferrara Jr. took over the family business after their father, Matthew Sr., retired. They were the proprietors until 2008, at which point Sam decided that retirement fit him well.

He spent most of his days either fishing or hunting. On good days, he did both. He was an extrovert who loved being with people as much as he loved being in nature. He spent as much time as he could with his family and good friends. He was there when anyone needed help.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Mathew "Zoomer" Ferrara Jr.. Surviving in addition to his wife, Rosalie (Leone), are his son, Sam Ferrara and wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Michelle Ferrara Peterson, and husband, Thor Peterson of Idyllwild, CA; two grandsons, Soren Peterson and Marlin Peterson; one sister, Sylvia (Ferrara) Greenly and husband, Charles Greenly as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended family and friends.

A Funeral Mass, officiated by the Reverend James Fennessy, will be held on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Patrick's Church in Seneca Falls. Burial to follow at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Patrick's Church in Seneca Falls or your choice of charity. To leave online condolences, messages for the family, or find additional information, please visit

Service Details.


When: Friday, October 9th, 2020 11:00am
Location: St. Patrick's Church
Address: 97 W. Bayard St. Seneca Falls, New York 13148


Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 12:00pm
When: Friday, October 9th, 2020 12:00pm
Location: St. Columbkille Cemetery
Address: 133 East Bayard Street Seneca Falls, New York 13148

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Samuel J. Ferrara, please visit our flower store.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree