Born: Union City, NJ on 07 August 1922

Passed away: Jackson, NJ on 11 November 2015

Aged: 93 years

Funeral Date: 21 November 2015

Service Details

November 21 @ 12:00 noon
Funeral Mass at St. Monicas Church 679 Veterans Highway Jackson NJ


Funeral Company

St. Monicas Church Jackson NJ

The Story

Born on August 7, 1922 in Union City, NJ, Lawrence Ferrero lived in Old Bridge, NJ for 25 years prior to moving to Jackson, NJ; the son of Italian immigrants John and Lena Ferrero also had a brother who died previously, John Ferrero.

Lawrence Ferrero survived the Great Depression and served his country proudly in the army as a technician – Fifth Grade Company M, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division for 2 years during WW2.

Lawrence Ferrero was preceded in death by his first wife, the love of his life, Matilda AnnMarie Colletta. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lucille Ferrero and his loving daughters Christina Ferrero, Amy Geiger, Maria Ferrero, his loving step-children Marie Savarese and Lucille Casanova and grandchildren John Jacob Geiger III, Raymond Casanova, Theresa Geiger, and Dylan Johnson. Lawrence Ferrero was a proud grandfather to his grand dogs King, Sushi Girl, Lilikoi, Apache, Diamond and Spice.

Lawrence Ferrero spent 40 years in the printing business as a type setter, he was an active member of St. Monica’s Church in Jackson, NJ, a Charter Member of a council 11529, a 67 year active member of the Knights of Columbus.

As a retiree, volunteered at Meridian hospital in Brick, NJ then went on to volunteer at Centra State Hospital for 5 years, and then was promoted to a position in their security department as a courier. Finally retiring at age 89. A Belmar, NJ beach enthusiast where he spent countless summers at the iconic Jersey Shore. Lawrence Ferrero loved to travel the world, lived life to the fullest, was and always will be an inspiration to his family and friends. As they said in his HS year book, “Larry had more friends than kids in a candy store.”

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Dear Maria Joanne and I are very sorry. We met Larry and Lucille in 1995 or so at St. Monica's and we love them very much. Larry was like another Dad to many of us youngsters, only your Dad was also young at heart and young at mind. He always was busy like the energizer bunny and he was always helping out somewhere. He was my first Financial Secretary when we started the St. Monica Knights of Columbus Council. He was always active in so many things and he and I were the current Trustees of St. Monica Church. My wife Joanne and the other girls would meet him at Belmar at the beach, we would go to dinners and they would always be over for our Super Bowl party every year. Larry always had a kind word for everyone and if he had nothing nice to say, he said nothing. We love him and we will miss him. It's fitting he passed on veteran's Day as he was a proud Veteran. This Summer Joanne and I dropped in on them and it was a great visit and one that I will always cherish. May God Bless him, Lucille and you and the rest of the family. We will certainly look for pictures and please let us know when there will be a Mass celebrating Larry's Wonderful Life. He will never be forgotten!! If we can be of any help for anything, please call or e mail us. Jack & Joanne Guarnieri

Maria Ferrero

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This is a treasure!

Ani Gerber

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Anyone would agree with me that there was something so very special about Lawrence "Grampy" Ferrero, as he was such an honorable man and kind, gentle human being. Grampy had a smile that lit up the world and brightened everyone's day who had the honor of speaking to him. My memories of "Grampy" will be forever cherished in my heart and am grateful for the time we shared together. My fondest and most memorable time we shared was when Maria invited me to Hawaii to celebrate his 70th Birthday. Well that was quite a trip! We went to see Ministry at an Air Force base in Oahu, sang karaoke, danced the night away and brought in the new year! We lived the life those 10 days; we partied like rock stars with rock stars! Grampy has always been so good to me, my family and especially my children. We will love him for this forever. You Girls were his world, his everything and he loved his entire family, friends and country. Its no wonder that he put on his wings on Veteran's Day as he was so proud of being a WW2 vet. I thank him for his bravery and service to our Country. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. His life and soul to his loved ones...May God enlighten his beautiful soul. So very sorry for your loss, all of our loss! Hugs and lots of love...Ani

Ani Gerber

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This one for you Larry.

Chuck Billy dedicated a song.

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This one for you Larry.

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