LODI - Brian F. "Boofa" Ferriera, age 61, died unexpectedly on Friday (April 26, 2013).
A Celebration of Boofa's Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday (May 2, 2013) at the Lodi Rod & Gun Club. All of his many friends are invited to attend, share stories and celebrate a life well lived.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lodi Rod & Gun Club, in his memory.
Boofa was born on April 22, 1952 in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, a son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Rezendes) Ferriera. It was on the island that he gained his appreciation for wildlife, waterfowl and Mother Nature. He came to the Lodi area as a young man, and found the area irresistible, and has remained ever since. He was an expert concrete mason, and was highly sought after for his skilled trade and workmanship. His many projects are known throughout the area, as a talented craftsman, carpenter, electrician and plumber. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and conservationist. Even though he had a rough exterior and there was never any question as to how he felt about any subject, he fostered many lasting friendships and business relationships. He was always willing to lend a hand for a good cause, a strong member and supporter of the Lodi Rod and Gun Club, and a kind and thoughtful member of the Lodi community.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly five years, Polly Covert-Ferriera; his brothers, Fred (Karen) Ferriera of Tavernier, Fla., and Brent (Claire) Ferriera of Long Beach, Calif. and their children Mercedes and Brent; his wife's children, Robert Makela of Lacona, N.Y., Anthony Makela of Milliken, Colo. and Mellisa Makela of Erieville, N.Y.; his father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Hester Covert Jr. of Ithaca; his wife's family, and a host of many friends. Boofa's best friend and companion, "Millie" will also miss him.
Arrangements are under the direction of Covert Funeral Home of Ovid, for additional information, please call 1-877-828-3411 or visit www.covertfuneral home.com.