Henry R. Ferrino passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at his home in the presence of his loving family.
Henry was a veteran, having served proudly in World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a “people person,” volunteering for different organizations. He was an officer for the VFW Post 880 in Galveston; he volunteered for many, many years at their bingo games or when he was needed for other jobs. He also volunteered for UTMB Senior Services. He was a member of the VFW Post, the American Legion, the Elks Lodge 126, and Galveston Citizens Police Academy. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica where he served as an usher and then head usher for many years.
His brother, Richard R. Ferrino Sr., precedes him in death. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Sara, daughters April Ann Ferrino and Bonnie Mueller and her husband, Dan Mueller; granddaughters Kymberly Mueller and Lauren Mueller Dechiro, her husband, Jon Dechiro, and Henry’s first great-grandson, Aedan Dechiro. Other survivors include: sister Angie F. Mays and her husband, Lee Mays, and her children; sister Dee Rodenberger and her husband, Walt Rodenberger, and their sons; brother Rufus Ferrino; along with many nieces and nephews. His great nephew, Richard R. Ferrino III, held a special place in his heart.
The family wishes to thank the following Hospice nurses: Carol Hermann, Consetti Thibodeaux, and Pam Austin.
Henry’s family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 7th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 6:30 pm, led by Deacon John Pistone. Private entombment will be held later at Mount Olivet Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the ST. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Restoration Fund, c/o Holy Family Parish, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, TX 77550.