Obituaries » Barbara Joyce Ferraro
November 1, 1938 - May 28, 2020
Service Date: May 28, 2020
Services will be private at Saint Wilfred’s Espicopal Church Cemetery located in Marion Alabama, with graveside prayers offered by Dr. Daniel Thornton.
Barbara Joyce Ferraro (Colburn), 81, died Thursday morning, May 28th at the Jewish Nursing
Home of Eastern Pennsylvania located in Scranton. Born in Heiberger, Alabama, she was
the loving wife of the late Donald J. Ferraro. Joyce was raised in Perry County, Alabama, and
graduated from Suttle High School in 1957. She married the love of her life Donald who was
stationed at Craig Air Force Base in Selma Alabama where they met. Together, they lived in
Pennsylvania raising their six children with love and a true sense of family unity until moving to
Marion, Alabama in 1989. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her mother
and father Bessie Mae & Carl Colburn, sister Bobbie Rae Mitchell, brothers Carl and Thomas
Joyce is survived by her children Lynn Gordon (husband Scott), Janet Ferraro (wife Krislin), Joe
Ferraro (wife Janice), Debra Ferraro, Carol Ferraro De Campo (husband Kevin), Carl Ferraro
(wife Kaoru), her grandchildren Lisa, Zane, Ryan, Savannah, Sabrina, Youri and Hana, and her
great-grandchildren, Trinity and Nova. She is also survived by her sisters in Marion, AL; Bettye
Ann, Bessie Jo, Irma Jean, and her cousin Evelyn whom she considered a sister.
The family would like to thank the staff and administration at The Jewish Home of Eastern
Pennsylvania in Scranton as well as those at Oakwood Terrace Memory Care Center in Moosic,
Pa. for the years of love and support along with quality care they gave our mom.
In light of the funeral restrictions due to COVID-19, services will be private at Saint Wilfred’s
Espicopal Church Cemetery located in Marion Alabama, with graveside prayers offered by Dr.
Arrangements are entrusted to Edward Chomko Funeral Home in West Scranton, PA and the Kirk
Funeral Home in Marion, Alabama.
Memorial donations in memory of Joyce can be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of
America. 3222 Eight Ave. 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.