Richard S. Ferri Obituary

Richard S. Ferri

Brewster, – Richard Stephen Ferri, 65, of Brewster, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021, at his home in Brewster.

Born January 2, 1956, in White Plains, NY, he was the son of Henry Peter Ferri and Margaret Grace (Boerio) Ferri. Rick lived in Manhattan for a few years, settled in Provincetown, and lived in Brewster for the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his husband, James Lear, his sister Lisa Ferri Lanni, and his brothers Bernard and Ronald. He was predeceased by his beloved aunt Marie Boerio, and his brother Robert. He can be survived by loving members of the family Mary, Barbara, Kathy, April, Amanda, Christopher, Robert, Alicia, Adrian, Ryan, and Rebecca. Rick led a diversified. Completed life. He obtained an Associate of Utilized Science degree in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science diploma in Well being Schooling, a Grasp of Science degree in Counseling and Grownup Schooling, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Education, and a Master of Science diploma in Nursing, which he felt was his biggest accomplishment.

As a nurse practitioner, Rick worked in the fields of basic practice, HIV and infectious disease, rehabilitation, and addiction drugs. He was a past president of the Affiliation of Nurses in AIDS Care, as well as a contributor to many journals and scholarly texts. He also wrote two novels, including the award-successful Confessions of a Male Nurse.

Rick was an avid traveler, loved theater from an early age, loved gardening, and was a great animal lover. He can also be survived by his current family of three canine, and four cats.