Jose A. Ferrer
Jose A Ferrer, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 2.
Ferrer was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He moved to Rockaway 56 years ago from Brooklyn, New York and worked as a longshoreman. He was a U.S. Marine. Ferrer was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Church and member of NYSA-ILA.
He is survived by his wife, Ada (nee Liciaga); son, Joseph; daughters, Sandra Minguela, Lisa Motta and Yvette Smith; sisters, Blanca Rosario, Miriam Cody and Antonia Fiore; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. Visitation will take place on Friday, May 6, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A funeral mass will take place at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rockaway Beach on Saturday May 7, at 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery, Pinelawn, New York.