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Vol. LXII, No. 50
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Obituaries

Denise Brown

Lawrence P. Ferrara Jr.



Denise Brown

Denise Brown

Denise Carmen (Boyer) Brown, 53, of Princeton, died December 1 at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Daughter of the late Beatrice (Waller) and Francis D. Boyer Sr., she was a resident of Princeton until she married and moved to Piscataway. She attended the Princeton Public Schools, graduating from Princeton High School in 1973. She then attended Boston College, graduating magna cum laude in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology before graduating from Rutgers University with a master’s degree in public administration in 1980.

For almost 30 years, she was employed by the United States Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, where she rose to the level of Senior Program Analyst in the Office of the IRS Commissioner. Her official home office was Washington D.C. where she was responsible for the development and dissemination of national technical assistance and policy guidelines on the administration of IRS regulations. She traveled extensively throughout the country in this capacity.

She is survived by her husband, Louis; a son, Eric; a brother, Francis Dean Boyer Jr.; many other relatives; and a special lifelong friend, Bernadine Hines.

The funeral service was December 5 at the First Baptist Church. Interment was in Princeton Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Hughes Funeral Home, Trenton.

Lawrence P. Ferrara Jr.

Lawrence P. “Skip” Ferrara Jr., 93, a lifelong resident of Princeton, died peacefully December 6 in Princeton.

He constructed parts of Princeton University while employed as a union carpenter before he went on to become a professional golfer. He was the head pro at Mountain View Golf Club from opening day 1958 until his retirement in 1983. He also worked for the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps after faithfully serving his country during World War II.

He was a lifetime member of the PGA, and a “Barracuda.”

He served as an usher for St. Paul’s Church for 50 years and was a member of both the Italian American Sportsman’s Club and American Legion Post 76.

Predeceased by his wife, Monica Ferrara, and a daughter, Elizabeth Blydenburgh, he is survived by a son, Lawrence P. Ferrara III of California; a brother, Vincent Ferrara of Flowery Branch, Ga.; a sister, Gloria SanLorenzo of Montauk, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be today, December 10 at 10 a.m. at the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue. It will be followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street.

Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery.

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