Irene "Renee" Ferrara
July 6, 1940 ~ October 31, 2011
Irene “Renee” Ferrara, 71, Norwalk, CT, beloved wife of Robert Ferrara of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully Monday, October 31, 2011, with her family by her side.
Renee was born on July 6, 1940 in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late John T. and Alice Griffin Redway.
Most important to Renee were her family and friends. She opened her house to all. A loving mother to her children, Renee especially loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. When she was not busy cooking for her family, those who knew her well would often find her feeding the wildlife in her backyard. She had a wonderful and welcoming smile, along with many hugs that would make everyone feel important.
She is survived by her husband Robert, her three children and their spouses Maureen and her husband Jay Mathews of Hamden, Lisa and her husband Mike Devaney of Trumbull, Michael and his wife Sheila Ferrara of Fairfield. The highlights of her life were her seven grandchildren Rob, Breanne, Brendan, Michael, Adam, Alice and Amelia. She was also survived by her sister Juanita Baltovich of Norwalk and her brother John and his wife Sue Redway of Old Saybrook and fourteen nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, November 4, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Donations in her name may be sent to the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.