PARSIPPANY – Mayor Michael Soriano presented AnnMarie Ferrara with a proclamation in honor of her husband, the late Vincent Ferrara. After reading the proclamation, his son Enzo and Soriano unveiled a plaque in the hallway of the town hall.
Ferrara was born in Caposele, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1972, Vincent was very proud of both his American citizenship and his Italian heritage. He helped bring the Polizia di Stato to America to parade in the Columbus Day parades in New York and New Jersey.
Ferrara moved to Parsippany in 1996 and has been involved with Sons of Italy Lodge 2561, Parsippany Republican Club, Parsippany Republican Committee, Parsippany Soccer Club and a member of Livingston Elks Lodge.
Vincent served his community as a member of the city council from 2011 to 2013, and during his tenure he served as a liaison to the environmental committee, the Parsippany region chamber of commerce, the municipal alliance committee and the Economic Advisory Committee, as well as the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Council.