Obituary for Louis C. Ferretti of Pinehurst

Louis C. Ferretti, 90, of Pinehurst, NC, died on February 22, 2023.

Born March 15, 1932, in Tuckahoe, NY.  He was a son of Alfonso Ferretti and Gilda Della Sciucca Ferretti; he was the fourth of their five children.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Niagara University in 1955 and his master’s degree from Columbia University in 1962. He also did advanced graduate studies at St. Lawrence University, SUNY-Albany, Cornell University, St Johns and Hofstra Universities.  He had a 38-year career in education working as a Teacher, Coach, Department Chairperson, School Administrator and Adjunct Professor. In 1987 he and his wife Sue retired to Pinehurst and enjoyed a retirement of golfing, traveling, and enjoying family and many friendships.  He was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club for over 35 years. He golfed with many groups, making 6 holes-in-one, including 1 with the MGA. He also volunteered with the Special Olympics where he coached Bocce Ball. 

His parents; brothers, Thomas, Michael, and Richard; and sister Elvira predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Louise (Sean) Ryan of West Islip NY, step-son Eric (Mary) Allen and step-daughter Sheree (Jon) McPherson both of Charlotte NC; grandchildren, Stephen (Deanna) of Red Bank, NJ and Edward (Megan) Ryan of Levittown, NY, Jane McPherson, Gabriella, Giuliana and Matthew Allen, all of Charlotte, NC; great-granddaughter Mackenzie Ryan of Levittown, NY; also many nephews, nieces, dear family and friends survive him.

A funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be sent to Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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