Gates: Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at age 93. Predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Ada Ferrari on May 26, 2018; infant granddaughter, Christina Marie Campoli; father and mother, Antonio and Maria Fortuna Ferrari; sister, Angela Sanzotta. He is survived by his daughters, Anna Marie (Bruce) Riker, Frances Ada (Rick) Campoli, Dr. Rita (Ray) D’Aoust; grandchildren, Erica Riker, Rick Jr. (Heidi) Campoli, Christina Teresa (Jeffrey) Wallace, Maria (John) Tripplaar, Esq., Dr. Laura D’Aoust (fiancé, Andrew Brown), Dr. Diana (Matthew) Butlin; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Everett of NM; sisters-in-law, Gina Iezzi and Jeanne Leonardi; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ferrari was a founding member of both the Italian American Sports Club and the Italian American Community Center. He was instrumental in the eventual birth of professional soccer in Rochester.
Friends may call FRIDAY from 3-7PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Saturday, October 20, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in St. Theodore’s Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The courtesy of no flowers is appreciated.