Anthony "Opa" Ferro, age 81, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at his home in Wilton surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 9, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Frederick Ferro and Marion Musemeci Ferro.
He honorably served in the United States Army as a Sharpshooter during the Vietnam Era and later served his community as a NYC Police Officer, Senior Firearms Instructor and often testified as a firearms Subject Matter Expert.
He raised his family in Merrick, NY and moved to Wilton, NY in 2007 where he enjoyed his retirement years with his family.
He was an expert Marksman and enjoyed competing at the local rod and gun club.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret, his sons Anthony and David (Dianne), and three amazing grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaylee and Lucas whom he loved dearly.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY with Reverend Thomas Ryberg officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be held at 1:00 pm at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871 following the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers we request that a donation be made to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Memory of:
US Army Veteran
Anthony "Opa" Ferro wanted something good to come from his passing. As a United States Army Veteran and retired NYC Police Officer, he would like to be remembered by his patriotic spirit along with his service to his country and community. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous contribution.
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