Alice M. Ferfolia (nee Bender) age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 9. Alice was a role model. Not only as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend, but as a woman who later in life fulfilled her dreams and became a successful and admired professional. Beloved wife for 61 years of the late Donald L. Ferfolia; loving mom of Donald B. (the late Margaret), Donna M. Arenschield (the late C. Richard Arenschield III), Mark L. (Christine) and Mary A. Lansky (the late Jeffrey A. Lansky Sr.); dear gram of Donald B., Jr. (Dawn), Maureen M. Neidbalson, Lt Col Joseph P. Ferfolia, USAF, Ret. (Leanne), Michelle T. Fabian, M.D. (Michael), Jeffrey L. Ferfolia (Erin Kriynovich), Meredith L. Tomasko (Matt), Kristin C. Lang, Brian R. Lang (Anne), Mark Ferfolia, Jr., Rachael Ferfolia, Alex Ferfolia (Heather McSuley, Fiancée), Amy Ferfolia, Christina Ferfolia, Allyson Newell (Kevin Binekey), Megan Flyer (Zack), Colleen Newell (Sean Kaplan, Fiancée) and Jeffrey A. Lansky, Jr.; great grandma of Ryan, Lauren, Isadora, Julia, Michael, Archer, Annie, Miles, Caroline, Barritt, Alice, Jackson, Donna, Madelyn and Jasper; daughter of the late Frank and Alice Bender; sister of Elaine Peters, the late Robert Bender (late Donna) and the late Carol Bandsuh (late Dick); dear aunt, great aunt and friend to many. Memorial contributions in Alice’s name are suggested to: Christ Child Society of Cleveland, 7901 Detroit Ave., Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44102 or online at www.christchildsocietycleveland.org; Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or online at www.hospicewr.org; or Womankind Cleveland, 5350 Transportation Blvd., Suite 18, Garfield Hts., OH 44125 or online at www.womankindcleveland.org. Friends may call at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (OHIO RTE. 82), SAGAMORE HILLS FOR VISITATION SATURDAY 6-8 P.M. AND SUNDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Funeral Monday 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
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Christ Child Society of Cleveland
7901 Detroit Avenue, #300, Cleveland OH 44102
Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110
5350 Transportation Blvd., Garfield Heights OH 44125