Ferris J. George, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born July 23, 1922 in Danbury, Conn. to Mary and Massoud George. He grew up in Danbury and graduated in 1939 from Bordentown Military Institute, Bordentown. Before moving to Jupiter, Fla., Ferris and his loving wife of 62 years, Lorraine Scaff lived in Little Silver and Sayreville. While living in Little Silver, he was a parishioner of Holy Cross Parish, Rumson. Upon graduation from B.M.I., he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater in World War II, as a first class petty officer in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. LST 733. Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked in the family business; George & Sons Furriers in Danbury. He later relocated to New Jersey and was employed by AMERACE ESNA for 32 years. After retirement, he was on the staff at the Sun Eagle Golf Club at Ft. Monmouth as a marshal for 18 years.

He was predeceased by his two brothers, Emil and Fred George of Danbury, Conn. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Scaff George; two sons, Brian and his wife Eileen of Rumson, and Gary and his wife Patricia of Ocean Grove; a daughter, Donna and her husband Reg Storment of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Helen Scaff and her husband George of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Mary and Christian George, Darrell and Audrean George, Courtney LaRosa, and Chiara and Jesse Sullivan; and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at Holy Cross RC Church, Rumson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Red Bank, 121 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701.


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