“We Have Lost A True Athlete…Thank You All For Your Prayers”

From Nancy Ferrero:

We have lost a true athlete. Jon Ferrero was my son. He did not come home last night, and his lunchbox is still on the kitchen table. When I last saw him he was on his way to a baseball tournament and he was so excited to be playing in it. He would not even let me wash his uniform from the playoff game on Saturday because the pants were going to give him luck on Sunday. They won their game and he was so happy. He had a good day on August 18, except that it was also the day that he died. Children are not supposed to die before their parents. We go to Cabot’s this morning and we are so very sad. Thank you all for your prayers.

25 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Crosby Family on August 19, 2013 at 08:51

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you and our prayers and thoughts are with you.


  2. Posted by Sydney White on August 19, 2013 at 08:52

    My heart aches for you and your family. Even though I don’t know you I am very sad as no children are not supposed to die. Your child was a very special one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Fondly, Sydney White


  3. Posted by Careen on August 19, 2013 at 08:56

    I cannot fathom your loss. I have experienced the loss of a beloved family member recently. the ONLY thing that has made me feel better was the fact that it wasn’t one of my children. You are in my thoughts and prayers. People’s kindness has been the only thing that’s kept me going this week. I hope you are surrounded by incredible love and support to hold while you grieve your unimaginable loss .


  4. We are so very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Jon playing ball and football. Ray always loved his enthusiasm and love of the game. I’ll always remember that legion game in Rutland where he was running home and the catcher thought that he’d block him at home plate, Jonny just put him up over his shoulder and made it home. Our thoughts are with you,
    Barbara and Ray Foley


    • Posted by Nancy Ferrero on August 28, 2013 at 17:17

      Dear Barbara and Ray: I smile when I remember Jon encounter at home plate in Rutland! David has been trying to find the box Morgan said all the videos from high school is in and he wants that video most of all. That actually was a Rutland PEG TV video. We are so blessed to have so many memories of our son Jon.


  5. Posted by Mark and Sheila Laplante on August 19, 2013 at 09:30

    To the Ferrero Family,

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come. Very sorry for your loss.

    Mark and Sheila Laplante


  6. Posted by Helen McCarthy on August 19, 2013 at 09:38

    Our deepest sympathies to you all. Jon was a true athlete, and a good friend to both of my children.
    Helen, Bryan and Alex & Nina McCarthy


  7. Posted by Chris Balcer on August 19, 2013 at 10:07

    Sincere condolences for your tragic loss.


  8. Posted by Janet and Peter Hughes on August 19, 2013 at 10:30

    Nancy, Dave, Christina and Charley, Our hearts actually hurt and we feel your depth of pain. We know all too well that your grief is very much beyond comprehension. May the love of our Lord and the caring people surrounding you be able to provide the support that you need. You are in our prayers.


  9. Posted by Corwin Sharp on August 19, 2013 at 10:38

    Terribly sorry to hear of your loss. What a tragedy. Corwin and Priscilla


  10. Posted by Mike & Diane Perry on August 19, 2013 at 10:54

    So sorry for your loss, I feel your pain as we lost our daughter in April. Parents are not suppose to bury their children. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.


  11. Posted by Paula Eckler on August 19, 2013 at 11:27

    Sending prayers and hugs to the Ferrero family. So sorry for your deepest loss. Paula Eckler


  12. Posted by Tammy and Ed Earle on August 19, 2013 at 11:48

    So sorry for your loss , Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Tammy and Ed Earle


  13. Posted by Andy Stewart on August 19, 2013 at 11:57

    Jon was such a great young man–the love and passion that he played the game I love so much was truly a gift to someone who could no longer throw or run or hit–I thank him and you all for that. There is no sense to be made out of something as terrible as this but I will cling to the memories of his smile, laughter, and the strength of his spirit. Our hearts and prayers go out to you–Andy and Dylan Stewart


  14. Posted by Rachel on August 19, 2013 at 13:31

    Dear Nancy,
    I do know what you are feeling. We lost our son many years ago. The first 24 hours, or so, you are on auto pilot….making sure you are doing every last thing, you can, to prepare for your son’s funeral….You do all of these things perfectly, because it’s the last thing you will do for him….I know it so well, unfortunately! My heart breaks for you and your family. In reading other comments, Jon was a very special young man….may he rest in peace. A good friend, who also lost their son, sent these 4 sentences, to me, written by an unknown author…..I would like to share this with you and your family.
    And if I go while you’re still here….know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure behind a thin veil, you can not see through.
    You can not see me, so you must have faith.
    I wait for the time we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
    Until then, live your life to the fullest, and when you need me just whisper my name in your heart, and I will be there…….
    My prayers are with you and your entire family…..
    G-d bless you all……
    Rachel Kates


  15. Posted by Nancy Pejouhy on August 19, 2013 at 14:55

    Nancy and Dave,
    So sorry to learn of this tragic accident. Jon will always be remembered in our hearts. We always loved watching him play ball and his great smile. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Russell and Nancy Pejouhy


  16. Posted by Valerie,Delmar,Megan & Hunter Balch on August 19, 2013 at 15:24

    Although we did not know Jon well, he seemed to be a kind young man. We enjoyed watching him play baseball. Jon had umped some of my sons baseball games,he took the time after the game was over & came over to give our son pointers on how to improve his game. Little things like that stand out{not only to our young son,but also to us as parents} it showed what a wonderful,caring person he was. He left a lasting impression that day. So sorry for loss. Our thoughts are with you.


  17. Posted by John,Julie and the Martin / Kuhn family on August 19, 2013 at 19:41

    Nancy And Dave,
    We are feeling horrible having heard the news about Jon. I feel very fortunate to have known him since his HS baseball days and Brian was very lucky to have had him as a teammate. Jonny was a gifted athlete and he played the game with great passion but more importantly he always played the game the right way! Our community has lost a fine young man, he will be missed and always remembered!


  18. Posted by Gail (Doten) Gardner on August 20, 2013 at 09:41

    Nancy and Dave,
    Please know that those of us who were fortunate to know your son are here for you, keeping your family in thoughts and prayers. Jon was a wonderful and gifted athlete who will be missed. His smile and kind ways will be in our hearts forever. Sorry for you loss.


  19. Posted by Sari on August 20, 2013 at 09:50

    Dave and Nancy – Our neighborhood has suffered a horrible loss. Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this time and know that you are in our prayers.
    Sari and Hannah White


  20. Posted by Michelle Pratson on August 20, 2013 at 12:39

    Dave and Nancy,

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son Jon. He was an amazing young man. I had the pleasure of working with him in his school days. He never gave up, frustrated yes, but never, ever gave up. He was one of my favorite young people in our community. I will forever remember the kind heart, and caring smile he always carried. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

    Michelle Pratson


  21. Posted by Ruth Tolar on August 20, 2013 at 15:26

    Dave and Nancy
    We were so sorry to hear about Jon. He was a funny and always upbeat kind of guy. Our family was so blessed to have known him. My favorite memories are of Jon scoring and my husband shouting out “way to go Johnnyyyyyyyyyyy”!

    Mike, Ruth, JT, and Taylor Tolar


  22. Posted by Alex McCarthy on August 20, 2013 at 18:59

    Dave and Nancy,
    I was a friend and teammate of Jon’s for a number of years. I will always remember the enthusiasm, passion and dedication he showed not only on the field, but in every aspect of his life. He was a true competitor who would never give in, yet in the same breath he was a true friend, always willing to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need without a second thought. I pray God may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have raised a truly great young man.

    -Alex “Reuter” McCarthy


  23. Posted by karol mcgee on August 21, 2013 at 15:48

    Dear Nancy and Dave,
    I am so sorry to hear to Jon’s death. I only knew him the year he was in third grade, but I was just thinking about him on Sunday as I drove home from Maine. when I had asked him one week in December (back in 2000)if he had ever gone to the wasail parade (my husband and I had just gone, being new to the area) …he rolled his eyes and said” Mrs McGee, that’s only for the tourists” ! He was a very funny and sweet guy even back then. I so enjoyed the times I spent with. How sad to then pick up an eagle times and read the sad news on the front page. Much love to all.

    Karol McGee


  24. Posted by Lisa M Linton on August 21, 2013 at 17:11

    Kelly, Joshua, Jeffrey, Stephanie, Jax and I are so saddened by this tragic news. Losing a loved one is never easy. Please call upon us anytime for anything. Love, hugs and support from the Linton Families.


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