We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Firtion Adams Funeral Home
Margaret M. (McNeice) Ferrero, 95, of Westfield passed away June 9 after a short illness.
She was born September 26, 1926 in Quincy, MA, the second of six children of the late Margaret (O'Brien) and John McNeice. A graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, she was a New England Telephone office worker and a member of the roller skating revue corps at the Riverside Park Rollaway in Agawam in 1945 where she met her future husband, the late John B. Ferrero. They built a house and raised five children in Agawam.
Her favorite place was “camp”, the cabin she and her husband built on Otis Reservoir in 1954, where she spent summers swimming, boating and blueberry picking with her children and then her grandchildren. Later in her life, she treasured her winters in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL. She was a longtime avid golfer in Florida and in Western Massachusetts, where she was club champion at Edgewood Golf Club. She also enjoyed many years of square dancing and ballroom dancing.
She is survived by her children, Michael Ferrero and his wife Dee of Agawam; Christine Ferrero and her husband Martin Sennett of Stockbridge; Ellen Barrett and her husband Brian of Rowley, and Lisa Sperling and her husband Lee of Agawam. Her son Daniel Ferrero died in 2019, survived by his wife, Linda. Her memory will be cherished by several beloved grandchildren, and by her many nieces and nephews.
Her children would like to thank the American Inn senior living community in Southwick, where she spent several happy years with her longtime partner Gordon Miller, and also The Arbors in Westfield, where she lived for the last two years. Her life was enriched by many friends and caring staff members in those communities.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on June 17 at the Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St. in Westfield. A calling hour will precede the service from 2-3 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. www.firtionadams.com