FARMINGTON — Evelyn “Murph” Jeanette Ferrari, 85, of Farmington passed away Monday, Jan. 22, at Sandy River Center for Health Care.

She attended school at Fort Fairfield, and college at Farmington State Teachers College. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1954.

She met and married Norman Robert Ferrari, and began her teaching career in Connecticut. She also taught and was a substitute teacher in SAD 9 for many years. In her retirement, she worked at the UMF cafeteria.

She was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Farmington Recreation Department Committee. She also played a major role in the infancy of the Farmington swim program and was on the board of the Farmington Ski Club and officiated many ski races. She was an avid skier, and loved gardening. “Murph” had a smile that would light up a stadium.

She is survived by her husband, Norman; her brother Charles Murphy of Fort Fairfield; her daughter Cindi Schenone and husband, Michael, of Tahoe City, Calif.; sons Mark Ferrari and wife, Beverly, of Winter Springs, Fla., son John Ferrari and fiancee, Heather McNally, of Porter, and son Thomas Ferrari and wife, Dorothy, of Thornton, Colo. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren Anna, Tamara, Katrina, Michael, Amy, Emily, Casey, Shay, Dominic, Isabelle and Isaac; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her son, Paul; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Marie.

Evelyn Jeanette Ferrari

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