USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
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In honor and loving memory of Nick Ferro.
Nick Ferro in an undated photograph aboard Bluegill, courtesy of Ray (Basil) Phipps.
Nicholas Peter FerroNicholas Peter Ferro, beloved husband of the late Patricia Lloyd Ferro, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at St Francis Hospital in Hartford after a short illness.
He was born in New London on June 29, 1921 to the late Ercole and Laura Salegna Ferro. He graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1939 and worked at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics before enlisting in the Naval Submarine Service after the start of World War II. He served on the submarine USS Bluegill during the war and was awarded the Navy Cross for Distinguished Service. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
After his war service, he returned to New London where he worked first at Electric Boat, and later for Court Culver Boatyard and Americana Furniture Barn from which he retired in 1992. In 1950 he married Patricia Lloyd. She died in 1992.
He is survived by his sisters, Margaret Cataldi of New London and Eleanor DiGangi of Gales Ferry; his nieces Peggy Embardo of Wallingford and Ellen Joly of Lisbon, his nephews William Colopoulos, Jr. of Minnesota, Richard Colopoulos of Waterford, William McCarthy of Mystic, Donald Lloyd of Waterford, Thomas Lloyd of New London; his brother in law, Donald Lloyd of San Clemente, California; his great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous cousins and friends, all of whom will remember him with great love and will miss hearing him say, when asked, that he was "just short of fantastic."
He was an avid golfer and a talented amateur oil painter.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Colopoulos and his brother, Richard Ferro, who died during his service in World War II. [Contributed to the USS Bluegill Web Site by his Niece, Peggy Embardo, from an article to appear in the New London Day on Thursday, 3 May 2007]
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