Foodlink founder, executive director dies at 67

Created: 02/11/2014 12:39 PM WHEC.com

Tom Ferraro, founder of Foodlink – one of the country’s first food banks, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of Tom’s death,” said Julia Tedesco, Chief Development & Communications Officer at Foodlink. “Tom had an unquenchable passion for addressing the societal injustices that kept individuals in poverty and struggling to feed their families.  It was this passion, combined with his deep humility and extraordinary sense of humor that made him an inspirational leader not only to the employees of Foodlink, but to the thousands of people he worked with in our community.  He was a remarkable mentor to us all.”

Ferraro is survived by his mother, Marion Ferraro, beloved wife of 25 years Regine Calvar, sons Michael, Philippe and John; granddaughters Victoria and Isabelle and countless family members, lifelong friends, partners and employees.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Ferraro, you are asked to consider contributing to the Foodlink Foundation in Tom’s name.

Ferraro was 67.

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