She was the loving wife of 49 years to Frank Ferrari of Framingham.
Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Secondo and Josephine Macrelli.
She graduated Framingham High School in 1962 and Boston College in 1966.
She worked for many years beside her husband at their swimming pool company.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Tarcisius Church.
Besides her husband Frank, she is survived by her children, Kristina Ferrari Barrett of Framingham and her husband Terrence Barrett and Lisa Ferrari Carter of Alexandria, Virginia and her husband Ricardo Carter; three immensely cherished grandchildren, Marianna, Katrina, and Savanna Barrett; her sisters-in-law Mary Draper and her husband Tom of Mendon, Carol Ferrari of Framingham, Margaret Civitenga of Framingham, and Patricia Phyllis and her husband Herb of Upton; and her brother-in-law Jerry Ferrari of Framingham.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly Street.
Framingham. Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Winthrop St.,Framingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 (DanaFarber.org) or Framingham Union Aid, Cancer Care Center, 99 Lincoln St, ground floor, Framingham, MA 01702. Please designate your donation in memory of Dorothy Ferrari for leukemia cancer research.