Edward “Ed” Joseph Ferone, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 30th, surrounded by family and friends.
Ed was born on January 27, 1944, in Nashville, Tennessee to Carmine and Rose Ferone. Shortly after, his family relocated to New York City, where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from the Citadel in 1965, Ed joined the Army, and served his nation proudly. After an honorable discharge, he pursued a fulfilling career in Civil Engineering.
In 1980, he married Debbie, and they had five children. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa), and brother. He will always be remembered as hardworking, selfless, witty and fun-loving. Ed’s greatest joy was his family and making people smile.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie, his children: Ashley, Christopher, Brianne, Hayley and Gregory; and his grandchildren: Finn, Sailor, Navy and Crew.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00 a.m., at St. James Catholic Cathedral, Orlando, Florida.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Ed and his family donated his pacemaker to be used for infants born with heart defects.