Virginia Tompkins Ferrara passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Samuel F. Ferrara. Mother of Robert S. Ferrara (Patricia), Susan F. Clayton (Scott), Janine F. Manguno, Kathryn F. Erickson (Kevin), David T. Ferrara, Elizabeth F. Soule (Scott), Angela F. Hunter (Joey) and Christina F. de Gruy (Phillip). Grandmother of Stephen, Brianne, David, Patrick, Aaron, Julia, Lars, Amy, Matthew, Shelby, Jim, Mary Catherine, Joe, Polina, Samuel, Luke, Savannah, Jackson, Jacob and Jude. Daughter of the late Robert and Cora Tompkins. Sister of the late Mark Tompkins, Pat Tompkins and Catherine Bye. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren and one on the way and was a beloved aunt to 22 nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ferrara was a graduate of St. Margaret's Academy of Minneapolis, MN. She was a longtime employee of the United States Department of Agriculture and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Kenner, LA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Saturday, August 17, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The family requests donations in memory of Mrs. Ferrara to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3445 N. Causeway, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002.