Paul J. Ferraro, Sr.
1932 - 2015


Paul J. Ferraro, Sr., 83, of Kenosha, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Kenosha on February 7, 1932, he was the son of the late Serafino and Josephine (Giacomarra) Ferraro. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was educated in local schools. Paul served in the United States Army and was awarded the Occupation Ribbon for service with the 1st Calvary Division Artillery stationed at Camp Drew in Honshu, Japan.

On May 30, 1953, he married Irma Pierangeli at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha and had just celebrated their 62nd anniversary.
Paul founded and was the owner and president of K&R Services Inc., a family business, until his retirement in 1997. Prior to that, he worked for Phillips Brothers as a salesman. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Italian American Club and the VFW Post 1865. Second to his love of family was his passion for golf which he enjoyed with family and friends.

Survivors include the love of his life, his wife, Irma; five children, Paul (Debbie) Ferraro, Jr., Cary (Jan) Ferraro, Paula Vitkus, Craig (Casey) Ferraro and Michael (Janice) Ferraro; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna (Mike), Joseph (Brenda), Mitch (Nina), Courtney, Sam, Max and Reyna; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Laynee, Miro, Rome and Stasia; and two sisters, Mary Jane (Richard) Guttormsen and Geraldine Liegakas.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam Ferraro, John Lupia, Joseph Lupia and Frank Lupia; five sisters, Rose Stone, Irene Ferraro, Catherine Hackbarth, Louise Maraccini and Grace Emma; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pasquina and Ladislaw Pierangeli.



Kenosha Day Picnic 2009