In Memory of




Obituary for Mary Ferrante (Ferrante)

Mary Ferrante, 95, of Roanoke (formerly of New York) died Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Woodhaven Nursing Home.  She was born in New York on September 1, 1928 to the late Joseph (Joe) and Michelina (Michell) Ferrante of Foggia, Italy.  She was also preceded in death by her much loved daughter, Carolyn Cadd Brumbaugh; sisters, Tina Bonetta and Grace Pumo; nephew, Joe Bonetto.

Mary had called Roanoke home since moving here in 1948.  She worked 11 years at Kroger’s and retired from Norfolk Southern working 26 years. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, gardening and loved walking her dog, Charlie.  Mary was a lover of animals and would often say “dogs are good people in fur coats”.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Alan Brumbaugh and wife, Nancy of Roanoke; a brother, John Ferrante and wife, Myrae of New York; nephews, Robert Ferrante and wife, Lisa of New Jersey, Joe Ferrante of New York, Vita Pumo and wife, Melissa of California.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Woodhaven Nursing Home for the excellent care and kindness shown to Mary during her stay.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 16, 2023 at noon in Sherwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Roanoke Valley SPCA, 1340 Baldwin Ave. NE, Roanoke, VA  24012.