Michael (Mike) Mariano Feravolo, 88, a long-time resident of Bloomfield, NJ, passed away on March 30, 2020 at Arden Courts in Whippany, NJ.
Born and raised in Newark, NJ by his parents, Michael and Angelina, along with 5 other siblings –Rocco, Pat, Mary, Juliet, and Florence. He attended Barringer High School and later graduated from both Bloomfield College and Seton Hall University with degrees in Education.
Mike lived in Bloomfield where he was a devoted husband to his late wife, Pearl Marie (Mallette) who died on March 7, 2008. He was a loving father to Michelle Feravolo – Otto of Florham Park, Monica Feravolo-DiLauri of East Hanover and Michael and Marissa Feravolo of Randolph. He was grandfather to Anthony Otto, Giovanna and Domonique DiLauri and Angelina Feravolo, whom he loved so very much.
Mike worked for Lodi School System on the Child Study Team for over 30 years until retirement. He was a highly skilled jeweler and watchman who owned Fera-Gem Jewelers in Hasbrouck Heights until his death. He was a fixture on the Boulevard of Hasbrouck Heights and was known to all as kind and good-humored.
Mike had a beautiful singing voice and would always serenade family and friends. He also enjoyed playing his electric piano when company was over for Sunday meals. Mike enjoyed taking his beloved Marie on long drives in his convertible to their spot, Max’s Famous Hot Dogs in Long Branch. Mike and Marie were an inseparable couple that began their relationship as high school sweethearts.
Mike was a wonderful father who worked very hard to provide for his children and was well respected by others for his generosity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and by all who loved him.
A celebration of life and in-person memorial will be held at a future date.