East Berne- Tammy Sue Ferriero passed into eternal life after a long, courageous and fearless battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Tammy grew up in East Berne, attended Berne Knox Westerlo CSD, Austin School of Cosmetology and Bryant and Stratton Medical Technology. Her most recent employment was at Capital Care of Berne with amazing staff. She also worked at home as a beautician for loving and caring clients.
Tammy was a loving, compassionate person who was so genuine and contagious, it would light up the moon. She loved her family and friends, her cat and two dogs, big campfires, full moons, dragonflies and life. She was admired by all knew her for her incredible strength and courage to never give up; and the loving guidance she gave to all her friends. She had and army of over 600 followers called "Tammy's Helpers" who fought and prayed for her every day and comforted her till the end.
She was the adored daughter of Barbara and Don Gray, the devoted mother and best friend to her sons Christopher, Chet "Tas" and Shane, loving friend to Chad Ferriero; her loving sister Wendy (Marc) Pollard, her brother Donivan (Tracy) Pitcher; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Special thanks to Chrissy, Stene, Hadley, Joslynn, Michelle, Lisa, Amy, Julie, Jill, Gina, Sheri, Tara and Dr. Kristin Mack for making the last few months bearable.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 form 4-7PM at the American Legion Post 977, 988 Altamont Blvd., Altamont, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tammy's memory to Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114; Woman's Cancer Care Associates, 319 S. Manning Blvd. Suite 301, Albany, NY 12208; American Legion Post 977, 988 Altamont Blvd., Altamont, NY 12209; Hospice Inn at St. Peter's, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or Rock Road Food Pantry, 96 Rock Road, Berne, NY 12023.