In Memory Of
Mildred Ferlaino (nee Mildred Paladino), 96, died on January 27, 2023 at Winthrop Hospital, where she worked in the gift shop for twenty years. She was beautiful in every way all of her life. She was born February 17 in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Dorotea Paladino. She was a brilliant student, and she skipped grades. She graduated Manual Training High School at the age fifteen. From the age of fifteen to eighteen, she worked as a secretary at the Advertising firm, Gerald Velthaus Company. In the nights she went to night school at New York University, studying Psychology. When she was 18, she met John C Ferlaino, and they got married in 1944 and were happily married until John died in 1991. They had three children, Doreen (1948), Jane (1950), and Frank (1958). In the early years of their marriage, they lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. In 1965, they moved to Garden City, and Mildred lived there until her death. She was active in card games at the Senior Center. She dedicated her life to being a loving wife and mother.
Mildred and John are survived by their children, Dr. Doreen Fowler, Jane Giannattasio, and Dr. Frank Ferlaino. Visitations at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 1, 4-8pm; Thursday, February 2, 4-8pm. There will be a Mass Service at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 10:15 am on Friday, February 3. She will be interred at St John Cemetery on 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Queens, NY 11379 on Friday, Feb 3, 2023