March 16, 1929 - March 9, 2013
Harriet Ferez of East Windham, NY died peacefully in her home in Clayton, NC on Saturday March 9, exactly a week before her 84th birthday.
She is survived by her son and her daughter-in-law Dr. Nicholas and Kimberly Ferez, her two grandchildren James and Benjamin, and her dear friends and caretakers Lisa and Electric Graham, all of whom were by her side during her final hours.
Harriet was best known and loved for her straight forward outgoing personality, her outspoken honest demeanor, and the love and devotion for her family and friends. Harriet loved to laugh and have fun, she was at her best when surrounded by a group of friends, or strangers, who felt the same way. If they didn't, she would drag them along, always including everyone in the fun or calling those out who didn't join in. She was truly loved by those who knew her well, and always made an immediate and lasting impression on those whom she had just met. She grew up tough on the streets of Harlem but combined this toughness with the ability to laugh, wisecrack and endear herself to those whose lives she touched.
Harriet was pre-deceased by those she loved and missed the most; her father and mother, Tony and Helen Psihoules; her dear brother George and her one and only true love James "Jimmy" Ferez. She will be missed by those whom she leaves behind, but will be welcomed with open arms by those who have waited to reunite with her and share her free and proud spirit.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Windham, NY or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). A wake will be held Tuesday from 7- 9 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, NC. A wake will also be held Friday, March 15 at Decker Funeral Home and funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Church of the Assumption in Windham, NY.
All are requested and invited to attend a celebration of Harriet's life. The wake will be at Decker's Funeral Home from 6 - 9 p.m. Friday. The church service will be held at 11 a.m.. Saturday at the Greek Orthdox Church followed by a burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland. A catered reception will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Online condolences and shared stories and memories may be sent to: www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.
Finally, the family would like to express their incredible gratitude to Ms. Lisa Graham and Ms. Electric Graham, who not only dedicated their time and efforts to the care of Harriet during her final days, but who truly gave their heart and soul to their best friend who they will truly miss and who will truly miss them.
We all will truly miss you Harriet.....Give 'em hell up in heaven.