Paul Ferrero, Jr.

  • Born: November 11, 1922
  • Died: August 28, 2017
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Ferrero Jr. of Mahopac passed away on August 28, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Koehler, New Mexico. Paul enlisted in the Army, January 15, 1943 and served as a mine detector operator and rifleman in Sicily, Rome, France, and Germany during WWII. He was wounded 4 times before he was discharged with honors in July 1945; he was highly decorated.

After serving, he earned his Masters Degree at Columbia University. His passions were family, teaching and golf. He started his teaching career as a Social Worker working with at risk kids in NYC. He was a teacher and Coach at Lincoln Hall in Somers, NY and worked in the Mahopac Central Schools from 1970 until retirement.

He is predeceased by his wife Joyce, parents Paul Sr. and Amalia, brothers Pablito, Lee, Joe, Tony; sisters Faye, Bea, Grace, Betty, Maureen, and nephew John Alexander (Jay) Ferrero. Paul is survived by many nieces and nephews, Paula, Sandi, Joseph Paul (Guy), Patrick Michael, Patsy, Elizabeth, Lee Jr., Tony, David, Gary, Patrick Lee, Pamela, Geri, Penny, and Francesca.

A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, September 11 from 6-8 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. His ashes will be buried in Raton, New Mexico with his family on Wednesday, September 13.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Paul was my golf instructor, golf club supplier, golf partner, but most important of friend. He was one of the best teachers I ever saw in my 33 years in Mahopac. The testimony from his kids about how he saved their lives says it all. RIP Paul

Posted by Bill McGee - Buda, TX - Friend   September 12, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting Paul over the last 5 years. He touched and shaped me and so many lives with his teaching. I will miss that smile and his passion. Paul Ferrero was a true American!
Rest in peace my friend,
Love Harry

Posted by Harry Duffy - New Fairfield, CT - Friend   September 11, 2017

I played golf with Paul for many years at West Point early Sunday mornings. We also played with Lenny Bell. I will cherish those fond memories of him & so sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent.

Posted by Mike Mostransky - Poughkeepsie, NY - Friend   September 11, 2017

You will always be remembered as a great friend,confidant and teacher.

Posted by Jeannie Jackson Jazwinski - Carmel, NY - Student   September 10, 2017

It has truly been an honor and blessing taking care of my Uncle Paul for the past 17 years. I have learned things about my family and myself that I didn't know. Family, friends teaching and golf were his passions. He lived his life to the fullest. I will miss him and his funny sense of humor. Rest in Peace Uncle Paul. I love you.

Posted by Sandi Zimmermann - Eugene, OR - Family   September 07, 2017