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Andre Ferrara

Mt. Kisco, New York

October 31, 1935 - April 2, 2024

Andre Ferrara Obituary

Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family of Andre Ferrara of Mt. Kisco, NY We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Andr Ferrara, 88 years old of Mount Kisco, NY passed away on April 2, 2024 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Andr was born on October 31, 1935 to Andrea Ferrara and Giuseppa Giuliano in Martigues, France. When he was 4 years old, Andrs father passed away in a tragic coal mine explosion where he worked. His widowed mother was not able to receive welfare, so Andr spent the next four years in an orphanage during World War II where he endured a great deal of abuse. Once the war ended he was reunited with his mother and siblings; three brothers and three sisters. In 1956, he was drafted by the French Army and was trained as a paratrooper fighting in the French-Algerian War for 27 months. After the war he went into the restaurant business in Frances Cte dAzur, this led him to work in Bermuda and eventually New York. In 1964, Andr met Armella Guadagnini in New York City. Andr and Armella went on to have two children, Joselyn and Liliane. Andr retired as a Union Carpenter in New York City and spent his time gardening, drawing, tinkering, volunteering at his church, the Mount Kisco Food Pantry, and the local hospital. He was also involved with the Mount Kisco Historical Society and Beautification Society. In addition, he sold his artwork at local street fairs and most recently, the Mount Kisco Farmers Market. On a weekly basis, he donated boxes of pastries to the Fire and Police Departments, the Highway Department and the Senior Center. Andr was predeceased by his lovely wife Armella, and his six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter Joselyn, her husband Nicholas and his beloved grandchildren Michael and Ksenia Chernjawski; his daughter Liliane, her husband Larry Schonert, his son Joshua Schonert and their daughter-in-law Molly and their twin daughters Aubrey and Alyson. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Dr. Jean-Pierre Guadagnini and his husband Dr. Jacques Bolle. Services will be held at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors on Monday April 8th, 2024 from 4-7 pm and at the United Methodist Church on Tuesday April 9th at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider planting a tree, in his honor (please see information on the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home website) or donating to a pancreatic cancer research organization of your choice. Visitation Monday, April 8, 2024 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Funeral Service Tuesday, April 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM United Methodist Church of Mt. Kisco 300 East Main Street Mount, Kisco,, NY 10549

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Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family of Andre Ferrara of Mt. Kisco, NY We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Andr Ferrara, 88 years old of Mount Kisco, NY passed away on April 2, 2024 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Andr was born on October 31, 1935 to Andrea Ferrara and Giuseppa Giuliano in Martigues, France. When he was 4 years old, Andrs father passed away in a tragic coal mine explosion where he worked. His widowed mother was not able to receive welfare, so Andr spent the next four years in an orphanage during World War II where he endured a great deal of abuse. Once the war ended he was reunited with his mother and siblings; three brothers and three sisters. In 1956, he was drafted by the French Army and was trained as a paratrooper fighting in the French-Algerian War for 27 months. After the war he went into the restaurant business in Frances Cte dAzur, this led him to work in Bermuda and eventually New York. In 1964, Andr met Armella Guadagnini in New York City. Andr and Armella went on to have two children, Joselyn and Liliane. Andr retired as a Union Carpenter in New York City and spent his time gardening, drawing, tinkering, volunteering at his church, the Mount Kisco Food Pantry, and the local hospital. He was also involved with the Mount Kisco Historical Society and Beautification Society. In addition, he sold his artwork at local street fairs and most recently, the Mount Kisco Farmers Market. On a weekly basis, he donated boxes of pastries to the Fire and Police Departments, the Highway Department and the Senior Center. Andr was predeceased by his lovely wife Armella, and his six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter Joselyn, her husband Nicholas and his beloved grandchildren Michael and Ksenia Chernjawski; his daughter Liliane, her husband Larry Schonert, his son Joshua Schonert and their daughter-in-law Molly and their twin daughters Aubrey and Alyson. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Dr. Jean-Pierre Guadagnini and his husband Dr. Jacques Bolle. Services will be held at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors on Monday April 8th, 2024 from 4-7 pm and at the United Methodist Church on Tuesday April 9th at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider planting a tree, in his honor (please see information on the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home website) or donating to a pancreatic cancer research organization of your choice. Visitation Monday, April 8, 2024 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Directors 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Funeral Service Tuesday, April 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM United Methodist Church of Mt. Kisco 300 East Main Street Mount, Kisco,, NY 10549

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