It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Salvatore "Cookie" Ferraro at home on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Cookie's 94th birthday was only a few days earlier.
Following service in the U.S. Army during World War II, Cookie was appointed to the Hamden Fire Department as a substitute on December 15, 1947, and became a fulltime firefighter the following October. He retired on June 11, 1979.
Cookie is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Judith; two sons, Mark and Richard; and five grandchildren.
Sal Ferraro will always be remembered as a great guy with a cheerful disposition who was a friend to all. He will be missed.
Published in The New Haven Register, August 12, 2009