Vina Ferris, 82NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Vina Ferris, 82, of 26 Chase Ave. died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at North Adams Regional Hospital.
Born in Orient, Maine, on July 23, 1929, daughter of Frederick Greenlaw and Viola Byron Greenlaw Strack Sprague, she attended North Adams schools.
Mrs. Ferris was last employed at the former Millbrook Bread Store on Howland Avenue in Adams. Before that, she worked as a waitress at the former Tally House Restaurant and the Williams Inn. She also worked in the cafeteria at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
She was a communicant of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church and was a member of the Lebanese Social Club. She enjoyed bowling and playing golf and was a member of Waubeeka Golf Links.
Her husband, Michael M. Ferris, whom she married on Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Francis' Church, died on Oct. 2, 2006.
She leaves a daughter, Joanne M. Alcaro and her husband, Joseph, of Adams; two sons, Thomas C. Ferris of North Adams and Frederick G. Ferris and his wife, Leigh, of Williamstown; two brothers, Horace Greenlaw of North Adams and John Strack of Adams; four sisters, Constance C. Lavigne of North Adams, Rosemary Malloy of Cheshire, and Donna Czarnecki and Nancy Bernier, both of the state of Florida; six grandchildren, Peter Ferris, Joseph Alcaro, Colleen Pete, Dawn Ferris, Thomas Ferris Jr. and Chase Ferris; nine great-grandchildren, Megan, Erin, Zola, Katherine, Abigail, Joey, Noah, Owen and Isabella, and nieces and nephews.
Another son, Michael Ferris, died in 1974. She also was predeceased by her sister Jean Morgan and four brothers, Harry Greenlaw, Frederick Greenlaw, Edwin Sprague and Kenneth Sprague.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. Ferris will be Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Friday, May 18, from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.