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Obituary Notice – Elinor L. Ferry

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FerryEFREDONIA:  Elinor L. Ferry, 92, a resident of the WCA Home, Temple Street, Fredonia, formerly of Forestville, passed away, Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, following a short illness.  She was born in Clymer, on October 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Beckerink) Martin.

Mrs. Ferry was a graduate of Forestville Central School, class of 1945 and was co-owner of the former Forestville Hardware, for 53 years (1955-2008).  She was a member of the former Forestville Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Forestville Chapter #247.  Mrs. Ferry was a former avid bowler and gardener.

Survivors include her husband Gern Ferry, Jr., of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center, Dunkirk, whom she married on December 11, 1946, in the Forestville United Methodist Church Parsonage, a daughter, Linda  (Gregory ) Prechtl, of Fredonia; and two sons Ronald (Trish) Ferry, and Douglas Ferry, both of Forestville.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother Howard Martin.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 4-7 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to


  • Donna Valone
    Posted January 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Linda ~
    My deepest condolences to you, Greg, your dad and your family on the death of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady, neighbor and businesswoman — always so gracious and kind and friendly. I remember her absolutely beaming on your wedding day when I pinned on her corsage. I never left the hardware store without finding what I needed. She and your dad were so well-loved and respected in Forestville. You, Ron and Doug and your kids and grandkids were so lucky to have had her as a mom, grandma and great grandma. One more angel in heaven.

  • Heather Stewart Wood
    Posted January 6, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Linda and Greg, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Wish you many prayers as you lay her to rest. My heartfelt condolences. Heather Stewart Wood( Domus Fare)

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