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Ferraro D.V.M., Cosimo Passed away at age 96 on May 4th, 2018, affectionately known as "Cutts" to his family, he was simply "Doc" to his friends. His long life was filled with many accomplishments that he often accredited to his unwavering faith in the teachings of the Catholic Church. He was born in Guelph, Ontario Canada, and knew early on that he wanted to spend his life caring for animals. A 1947 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Cosimo always said that veterinary medicine was not only a vocation but an avocation! After graduation, he launched his career by boarding a train in Guelph to explore the world and finally landed in Chicago. Once here, he broadened his work in several animal hospitals as well as the Chicago Stock Yards. Cosimo opened his first animal hospital after falling in love and joining forces with a pretty young girl at a YMCA dance. In many ways, they were opposites -- he was tall and dark, she was a petite blond with sparkling green eyes. Together, they formed a very dynamic team! Married in 1953, they soon settled in Oak Park. Cosimo went on to own two more successful practices while nurturing a growing family of six children. He was also very active in the American, Illinois State and Chicago Veterinary Medical Associations and The Knights of Columbus reaching the level of Grand Knight, as well as serving his community through his local parish. Left to honor Cosimo and remember his love include Dolores, his wife of 65 years; his six children -- Susan Ferraro, Christopher Ferraro (Angie), Carolyn Ferraro, Peter Ferraro, Helene Ferraro Harlovic (Rick) and Cosmo Ferraro; his three beloved grandsons -- Trinian Donohoe, Matthew Harlovic and Peter Harlovic; and his many beloved nieces and nephews. The Ferraro family will greet friends and family Monday May 7, 2018 from 5-9 P.M. at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home (Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors), 10501 W. Cermak Rd. (two blocks west of Mannheim Rd.), Westchester, IL. Funeral Tuesday May 8, at 9 A.M. from the funeral home to Ascension Catholic Church, 808 S. East Ave., Oak Park, IL for a 9:45 A.M. Funeral Mass. Entombment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cosimo's name to The Knights of Columbus or the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation. Info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 7, 2018
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