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“Rose was so lovely. She was warm and funny. I will miss her in the corner chair at the senior center. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Marybeth Duffy - Waltham, MA

“To George, Bill, Ken and family . We were very sad to hear of your mom, are aunt's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Aunt Rose was...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Steve & Joyce Calabro - MA

“I am sadden and very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a big part of our lives growing up. She was always kind and loving with a great...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rick Oliva - Lexington, MA

“I knew Rose for the later years of her life and oh my goodness did I love her, and her sense of humor. Rose always knew how to make me laugh, and she...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Catherine Donato - Friend

“Joan and FamilyWe are so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. We had a lot of fun with you and Rose on Friday nights. Rose will be missed very much. She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Susan, Jordan, and Susie Olaughlin - MA

“Mrs. Ferry, I always loved your spirit and direct sense of humor! I'm so grateful we got to chat, but sorry our planned visit has been indefinitely...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryll (Howard) Pidgeon - Bourne, MA

“Joan and family,Im very sorry to see that Rose has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Fondly, ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Billerica, MA

“Rose was an amazing lady. She is forever in our hearts. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jordan Olaughlin - Waltham, MA


Mrs. Rose M. (Calabro) Ferry, of Waltham, passed away on May 14, 2020 in Meadow Green Nursing Home. She was 94 years old.

Rose was born in Boston on October 25, 1925, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Jennie (DeLuca) Calabro. In 1945 she married Cambridge native and WWII Veteran George A. Ferry. They lived in Boston for a time before making the "Big" move to Waltham in 1957 where they made their home of 48 years on Kingston Road. Rose was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to cook, share a few "Parlor Jokes" and quote Johnny Carson. Most important to her was quality time with family and if you had been away for a while, she always cherished some "One-on-One" time. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and delightful personality.

She was the beloved wife of the late George A. Ferry, Sr., and is survived by her sons, George A. Ferry, Jr. (Fern) of Ft. Myers, Florida, William P. Ferry (Patricia) of Naples, Florida and Cotuit, and Kenneth M. Ferry (Janet) of Naples, Florida and E. Dennis; her grandchildren, Adam Ferry, Aimee Ferry, Kristen Allen, Danielle Ferry and Taylor Carvalho; her great-grandchildren, Kendall Rose Allen, Anthony Allen, Blake Carvalho and Sydney Rose Carvalho; her sister Joan McKillop of Waltham and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was the sister of the late Stephen Calabro, Anthony Calabro and Michelena Lindsay.

Funeral services and burial in Mt. Feake Cemetery are private.

A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Waltham Council On Aging, 488 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452.