Lorraine A. “Lucky” (nee, Antolovich) Ferraro, 80, passed away at the home of her son, Sam, on Saturday, September 6, 2008.
Lucky was born on February 24, 1928, to Frank and Helen (nee, Roland) Antolovich, Sr. She married Ernest Ferraro on May 12, 1951. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2003. Lucky was employed for many years at Wells Brothers Restaurant, retiring from Giovanni’s Restaurant. Lucky was very involved and took pride in all of her children’s activities. She loved playing bingo and the slots.
Survivors include her children, Sam (Loretta) Ferraro, Rudy (Debbie) Nilo and Ernie (Marge) Nilo; 7 grandchildren, Sam Ferraro, Steve Ferraro, Cindy (Mat) Molinaro, Mike (Frieda) Jacobs, Christine Garcia, Jennie Nilo, Lina (Chris) Edwardson; 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters and brother, Jenny (Cal) Kadrich, Katherine Dey, Helen Libby, Barbara South and Don Nelson; sisters-in-law, Marge Antolovich and Vivian Antolovich; brother-in-law Matt (Jean) Ferraro; sisters-in-laws Anne Brehm and Ida Jean Ferraro. Lucky is also survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters; Kathleen and Deborah; and brothers, Frank Antolovich and Steve Antolovich.
Funeral services for Lorraine will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. Entombment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of services.
On behalf of Lucky’s entire family, we would like to extend a very special thanks to Sam for all of his loving care and compassion shown to Lorraine over the years, especially throughout her illness.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000