Obituary: Betty J. (Ash) Ferrari

Betty J. (Ash) Ferrari


NAUGATUCK — Betty J. (Ash) Ferrari, 90, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of the late Harold Ash Jr. and the late Nicholas Ferrari.

Mrs. Ferrari was born Jan. 1, 1928 in Mishwak, Ind., the daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Stricker) Holycross. She worked for many years at Peter Paul in Naugatuck, and after her retirement, was a senior companion with NOW Inc. She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and enjoyed concerts on the Green and traveling with her family.

Mrs. Ferrari is survived by her sons, Harold “Jody” Ash (Angel) of Prospect, Nicholas Ferrari (Phyllis) of South Carolina, Lawrence Ferrari (Ruth) of Virginia, James Ferrari of Naugatuck, Mark Ferrari (Donna) of Naugatuck and Harry Ferrari (Tiffany) of Maryland; her daughters, Donna Ferrari of Terryville, Deborah DeSantis of Naugatuck, Bell Derr (Samuel) of Pennsylvania and Betty Stepney (William) of Morris; her brothers, Al Holycross (Judy) of Cheshire and Robert Holycross (Barbara) of North Carolina; her daughter-in-law, Janice Ash; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Glen Ash; her brothers, Joseph Holycross and Harold Holycross; her sister, Dorothy Clauss; her grandchildren, Robert DeSantis, Ryan Ferrari and Rebecca Ferrari.

The Ferrari and Ash families would like to thank the staff of VITAS Hospice as well as all of the friends who cared for Mrs. Ferrari during the last few weeks.

Visitation for Mrs. Ferrari will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., and proceed to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church for a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 210 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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