Salvador Ferreri obituary (1931 – 2021) – Naperville, IL
Sal is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Jan Ferreri; her beloved children, Kim (Dale) Hurley of Plainfield, Sam Ferreri of Arizona, Fran Ferreri of Arizona, Toni (Jason) Conner of Plainfield and Lupe (Craig) Ford of Plainfield; her cherished grandchildren, Briehan and Johnathan Hurley, Jake, Maddox and Lexi Conner, Jocey and Sadie Ford; her brothers, Bill (Joanne) Ferreri and Andy (Jane) Ferreri; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son Randy Ferreri; and parents, Samuel and Margaret Ferreri; her sister, Phyllis (late Fritz) Brown and her brother, Chuck (late Shirley) Ferreri.
Sal attended St. Peter and Paul Elementary School and Naperville Central High School where he played football and was known to score the first touchdown on the new pitch. After graduation, he entered the US Airforce. He worked on airplanes, learned the sheet metal trade, and served in the Korean War.
Upon returning from service, Sal began working as a sheet metal worker for Local 265. He married Janice and moved to Plainfield where they raised six children. When Sal was not working, he could be found helping someone in need or fundraising for muscular dystrophy by collecting cans or hosting fundraising events. Sal was a life member of the American Legion Marne Post 13 and continued to manage the organization for many years before retiring to Scottsdale, AZ in 1994.
During his retirement, Sal took on many new activities, such as working on the nearby golf course, managing rental properties and serving on the board of directors of his homeowners association. He was always busy fixing everyone.
Sal loved to play golf and watch his grandchildren play sports. He loved his cigars, the Canadian Club, Friday night fish fries and truck rides with his loyal dog Mutt.
Sal will be remembered for his great dedication to the family, his extraordinary work ethic and his generous and helpful nature.
For those who wish to leave a lasting tribute to Sal’s life, memorial donations can be directed to the Shrine of Divine Mercy (www.thedivinemercy.org), the Eternal Word Television Network (www.ewtn.com), or to a charity of their choice.
Family and friends will gather for Christian Funeral Mass on Friday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield. A Celebration of Life reception will follow on Friday, October 22, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Marne Post 13, 24741 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield.
Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield is responsible for the arrangements.
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Posted by Legacy on Oct 15, 2021.