Brian "Boofa" Ferreira of Lodi, N.Y., died suddenly on April 26. He was 61.
Boofa was born on April 22, 1952, in Oak Bluffs, a son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Rezendes) Ferriera. It was on the Island that he gained his appreciation for wildlife, waterfowl, and Mother Nature. He came to the Lodi area as a young man, found the area irresistible, and remained every since.
He was an expert concrete mason, and was highly sought after for his skilled trade and workmanship. His many projects are known throughout the area, as a talented craftsman, carpenter, electrician, and plumber. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, and conservationist. Even though he had a rough exterior and there was never any question as to how he felt about any subject, he fostered many lasting friendships and business relationships. He was always willing to lend a hand for a good cause. A member and strong supporter of the Lodi Rod and Gun Club, he was a kind and thoughtful member of the Lodi community.
Boofa is survived by his loving wife of nearly five years, Polly Covert-Ferriera; his brothers, Fred (Karen) Ferriera of Tavernier, Fla., and Brent (Claire) Ferriera of Long Beach, Calif., and their children, Mercedes and Brent; his extended family on Martha's Vineyard; his wife's children, Robert Makela of Lacona, N.Y., Anthony Makela of Milliken, Colo., and Mellisa Makela of Erieville, N.Y.; his father and mother in law, Arthur and Hester Covert Jr. of Ithaca, N.Y.; his wife's family, and a host of friends. Boofa's best friend and companion, "Millie," will also miss him.
A Celebration of Boofa's Life will be held at 4 pm with a reception to follow until 7 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Lodi Rod & Gun Club. All of his many friends are invited to attend, share stories, and celebrate a life well lived.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lodi Rod & Gun Club, in his memory. Arrangements by Covert Funeral Home.