Francis W. Ferry 73, of Sewell passed away peacefully Thursday, January 2, 2020 with loving family by his side. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired with Teamsters Local 676 as a Business Agent and co-owner of Rolferry's Imprint & Award Specialties, Inc. in Brooklawn. Francis enjoyed spending his time watching football, boating, spending time with family, and going to the shore. Well known in Paulsboro in 1970's and 80's as a Football Coach of 65 lbs. known as the Junk Yard Dogs.
A former resident of Gloucester City, he was inducted into Paulsboro and Gloucester High School Hall of Fame for football. Francis was also a founding member of the Camden County Emerald Society of Pipes and Drums.
Francis is survived by his beloved wife, Diana F. Ferry (nee Spencer); daughters, Sheryl Casey and Amy Reuter (Drew); son, Jeff Ferry (Carla); PopPop to The Six Pack: Connor, Evan, Hailey, Ryan, Griffin and Madison; sisters, Mary Forman and Peg Ferry; and brothers John and Jay Ferry.
Family and Friends are invited to visit from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051 and Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:45 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, NJ 08020.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Discovery Ministries Inc., PO Box 76, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, Phone 215-901-7159.