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07/05/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Dora Ferguson Ottofaro

Dora Jean Ferguson Ottofaro
(d. 01 July 2017)

Poquoson High School Class of 195_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this Wednesday.  Dora Ferguson Ottofaro, Poquoson HS Class of 195_, widow of   Frank Ottofaro ('54), passed away in Hampton at the age of 83.

   She was the sister of Denny Ferguson of VA and Laura Ferguson Haney of VA, and of the late Bill Ferguson, Dorothy Ferguson Topping, Midge Ferguson Quinn (Poquoson HS - '47), and Macy Ferguson Cook.


From the Daily Press - 07/05/17:

      Dora Ferguson Ottofaro
 
       
      HAMPTON - Dora Jean Ferguson Ottofaro, 83, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Born and raised in Poquoson, Dora began working as a Civil Servant starting at Langley AFB in 1953 at age 19, and also at Fort Monroe in 1958. She retired in 1972 to raise her family.

Dora was preceded in rest by her husband of 51 years, Frank J. Ottofaro Sr.; parents, Edward and Bertha Ferguson; brother, William E. Ferguson; and sisters, Dorothy Topping, Evangeline Quinn, and Macycle Cook.

She is survived by her children, Jean Harris & husband Rusty, Frank J. Ottofaro Jr. & wife Carol, Sara Catalano & husband Joseph, and Teresa Ottofaro-Devries; sister, Laura Haney; brother, Denny Ferguson & wife Shirley; eleven grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

 
 
 

 

 


Family and friends are welcome to Dora's home for a Celebration of her Life on Saturday, July 8, between 1:00-8:00 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Parklawn Memorial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sentara Hospice, 11844 Rock Landing Dr., Newport News, VA, 23606.

Online condolences to claytorrollins.com. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on July 5, 2017.
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July 05, 2017
 
Frank, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and all the family.

- Leroy Davis, Fox Hill, Virginia
 



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You and your family are in our hearts and minds. Our condolences on the passing of your mother.

Ron and Tammy Jackson

- Ron Jackson, Sunset Beach, North Carolina
 


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dora's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)


Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.


"Lead Me Gently Home" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Lead_Me_Gently_Home_Father/score/ - 05/16/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03    

Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05

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