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Sandy Douglas-Ferro

April 12, 1939 ~ August 13, 2018 (age 79)

Sandy Douglas-Ferro passed away peacefully in Orlando, Florida on August 13th.  She was born in South Bend, Indiana and also resided in Greenwood, Indiana before she moved to Orlando in 1993.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee, Florida and was married to the late Philip Ferro.  Sandy had a strong faith in the Catholic religion and a fondness for angels.  She loved children, spending time with her family, going to the movies, volunteering and traveling.  She was friendly to all she met and could quickly strike up a conversation with any stranger.  Her career started in the Classified department in the South Bend Tribune, Sandy and her husband owned and operated an ice cream parlor and she also worked for The Walt Disney Company as a trainer in retail until her retirement.  Sandy was the oldest of nine children, and she had a positive attitude towards life and never took herself too seriously.  She is survived by Philip Ferro-son, Kris Ferro-Manes-daughter and her husband-Victor, their two children Nick and Nathan, Mark Ferro-son and his wife-Veronika, their three children-Sophie, Zoe and Gabriella and Lisa Ferro-Heck-daughter and her children-Daniel, his wife Lisa, her daughter-Danielle and her sons Stephen and Jason and Sandy's great-grandsons-Craig and Atlas.  Sandy also is survived by her sisters Cathy Barkman, Marian Hammontree and Pam Green and her brothers Dean Douglas and Mike Douglas.  Deceased relatives include her parents-Stephen and Helen Douglas, her brothers, Steve Douglas and Stephen Dean Douglas and her sister Joey Douglas.  Visitation will be held at Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend on Sunday, August 19th from 3-7 PM, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 3:45 PM.  A Mass will take place at St. Pius Church on Monday, August 20th at 10:30 AM. Visitation will also take place from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the church prior to the funeral mass.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Give Kids the World or Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

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