On the morning of Nov. 2, Thomas Edmond Ferreira passed away. He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Fernando Ferreira, his mother, Nancy Northcutt, his uncle, Robert Northcutt, and his sister, Darlene Viel. Ed is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sue Ann Ferreira; their sons, Matt Ferreira and Shane Ferreira and their families, daughters-in-law Rachel Borrego and Lisa Valdez, grandchildren Tamara Marquez and husband Levi Marquez, Josh Cline, Presley James Valdez and Ace Jaxon Ferreira; and numerous family and friends. Ed was a very exceptional man who lived through his boys as well as his community. There wasn’t a person he wouldn’t help, and his friends and family were his pride and joy, and the reason he woke up every day with a smile. Ed loved a bargain, the excitement and thrill of the hunt to find that next deal. The smile on his face when he found that deal, even if he already had three of them, will never be forgotten. Ed was a man who came into your life for a reason and made an everlasting impression. His laugh, his love, and his life will never be forgotten. He touched the lives of every person he met, and never left a place without leaving smiles, and better mood behind. He will be dearly missed. In place of funeral services, a celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Lake Arthur Park in Estancia, on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, bring memories and stories. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris Hanlon Mortuary.
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