Mary Jane Ferrario, 97, of Columbiana, Oh and formerly of Beaver Falls, Pa passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Whispering Pines Village.
She was born January 15, 1925 in Youngstown, Oh, to the late Herbert and Edith (Crowl) Riggle. She lived most of her life in Beaver Falls and worked at the A&P Tea Store for 25 years. She sang with local bands in the 40’s and 50’s and was a seamstress in her home for over 20 years. She enjoyed bowling with the Early Birds League and attended the First Congregational Church in Beaver Falls.
She is survived by her daughters, Heidi (Ken) Day and Shirley Gibson; granddaughter, Julie (Darryl) Pope O’Donnell; great grandson, Ellis Gatlin; two great great grandchildren, Kyla and Eastin; and sisters in law, Rosalie DeChillis and Juaneta Ferrario.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor “Fatty” Ferrario and sister, Betty Holibaugh.
Per her wishes, there will be no visitation or services. She will be privately interred next to her husband at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Family would like to thank Whispering Pines Retirement Community Staff for their exceptional loving care.
Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found my peace…at the close of day.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to your favorite charity.