March 24, 1928 – April 18, 2014

Norma R. Ferro, of Orchard Park, a former registered nurse, died Friday at her home. She was 86.

Born Norma Ruth Meyn in Buffalo, she grew up in Lake View and Hamburg, She graduated from Hamburg High School in 1945 and from the Buffalo General Hospital Nursing School in 1948.

She married Dr. Frank E. Ferro, a thoracic surgeon, in 1951 in Akron, Ohio, where Mrs. Ferro worked as a nurse in Akron City Hospital. After living in Brecksville, Ohio; Anniston, Ala.; and San Antonio, they moved back to Western New York in the late 1950s.

They lived in Hamburg and later, in Orchard Park for the past 50 years.

Mrs. Ferro spent summers in Siesta Key, Fla.

She was an avid reader of fiction and a supporter and patron of the arts. She enjoyed the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Artpark, opera, musicals and the Buffalo Choral Arts Society.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, she is survived by two daughters, Susan Ruth Dosch and Amy Ann Losi; four sons, J. William, Michael Timothy, Dr. Frank Eugene Jr. and Thomas Andrew; a sister, Patricia Burgevin; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 26 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park, following prayers at 9:15 in F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, 6575 Quaker St., Orchard Park.