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Barbara Ann Ferry, 81, Longtime Hartsdale Resident

Barbara Ann Ferry
Barbara Ann Ferry Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

HARTSDALE, N.Y. - Barbara Ann Ferry, a longtime Hartsdale resident, died May 19. She was 81.

Ferry was born Oct. 19, 1931, in New Rochelle, to James F. and Katherine (Grattan) Carroll. She was a graduate of St. Gabriel's High School in New Rochelle and Packard Junior College in New York City. She began her secretarial career in the actuarial department at New York Life Insurance Company in Manhattan. She worked at Iona College in New Rochelle until her retirement in 1996. Her last position there was as executive secretary to the president of the college.

Ferry is survived by her children, Gregory (Patti) of Nantucket, Mass., William (Richard) of Plantation, Fla., Katherine McCann (Chris) of Matinecock, James of New Rochelle and Barbara Pelham (Andrew) of Eastchester; five grandchildren; brother in law, Rev. James T. Ferry; and sister in law, Mary J. Carroll. She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory J. Ferry; and brothers, James F. Jr. and Gerald R.

Calling hours are Monday, May 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes in Scarsdale. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale. Burial will be alongside her husband at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either The Maryknoll Fathers of Ossining, N.Y. ( www.maryknollsociety.org/ ) or your local Alzheimer's chapter ( www.alz.org ).

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