Robert Ferris

Robert W. ""Bucky" "Bob"" Ferris

Thursday, December 30, 1926 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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December 30, 1926 – June 9, 2021
New Windsor, NY

Robert “Bucky” “Bob” William Ferris, Sr. of New Windsor, New York peacefully passed away the morning of June 9, 2021 at Valley View, Goshen, New York at the grand age of 94. He was born on December 30, 1926 at his Aunty Betty’s home in Rock Tavern, the oldest son of Courtney Ellison and Loretta Dobbins Ferris. He grew up on the Ferris Farm on Sarah Wells Trail/Shea Road in Campbell Hall. He loved all aspects of farming except milking the cows!!

Robert was a jack of all trades – worked in a factory in Newburgh, was a milk man for Petelinz Milk Company, was employed at Nicklin’s poultry farm, owned and operated gas stations in Newburgh, Cornwall and New Windsor, a small engine master repair man, parts manager for over 30 years at Newburgh Park Motors and building and maintenance at Barton Chevrolet in Newburgh retiring for the second time from there. He was an usher at St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years.

Robert married the love of his life, Rose Elizabeth Vesely at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh on July 20, 1947. They were married 47 years until her death in 1995. Together they raised a family of seven children who survive him: Jeanne (Felix) Versweyveld, Debra (Raymond) Sinclair, Robert Jr., Rosanne (David) Roe, Mary Ellen (John) Ammirati, Michele (Michael Bigg) Ferris, and John (Blaise Gomez) Ferris. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Danielle Costanzo, Felix R. and Matthew Versweyveld, Mark and Andrew Sinclair, Robert Ferris III, Alexis and Dillon Ferris, Jason Roe, Jayme Roe, Marie Palatnik, John Ammirati Jr., Angelina Ammirati, John Ferris Jr and Kathryn Ferris and survived by 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Joyce Vesely; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and longtime companion: Margaret Baxter; and the Baxter family. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Rose E. Ferris; sisters: Cora Elsie Decker, Leona Mae Doolittle; brothers: Edward Ferris and Courtney Ellison Ferris Jr.

Based on new CDC guidelines adopted by NYS, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in the funeral home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14th at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Avenue, Newburgh, NY. Burial will take place in the family plot St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Service

    Monday, June 14, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, June 14, 2021 10:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    145 Benkard Avenue
    NEWBURGH, NY 12550
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    Rev. William Damroth
  • Interment

    St. Francis Cemetery
    Union Avenue
    NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553
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Judy Lorkowski

Posted at 03:27pm
Best neighbor ever! When we moved to our Jackson Ave home across the road from Bob & Rose in 1980, we came from Long Island and new nothing of wells and septic tanks. Whenever we had a problem, it was Bob to the rescue. I particularly remember a very cold Christmas morning when we woke to find no water because the pump had frozen. Bob showed us where to put a 100-watt shop light, and 20 minutes later we had water. He also rescued us many winters with snow plow and snow blower. A truly wonderful neighbor and friend. My condolences to the Ferris family, Wishing all God's love, comfort and peace. - Judy Lorkowski

Jeanne Versweyveld Posted at 10:00am

Thank you, Judy for your beautiful memory of our Dad. He truly was a jack of all trades!! Jeanne Ferris Versweyveld.

Barbara Decker

Posted at 03:58pm
May God bless the Ferris family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With love,
Barbara Decker & family
Daryl Decker & family


Posted at 11:45am
May God Grant you the Grace to get through this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry for your Loss. With Deepest Sympathy.
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Lisa Carfora Odom

Posted at 12:58pm
God Bless Uncle Bucky and all the family! Love you all!✝️🙏💙

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Posted at 12:06pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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