April 22, 1943 ~ May 12, 2019

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado

Don Ferrero, 76, of Arvada passed away peacefully on May 12, 2019.

He was born in Denver, CO on April 22, 1943 to Joseph and Marjorie (Eppich) Ferrero and was raised on the family farm in Welby.  He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1961, and married his sweetheart, Jeane McTiernan, on April 28, 1962. They were happily married for 57 years, and to this union three children were born: Don Jr., Bill, and Amy.

Don was a fun-loving, good man with a strong work ethic. He held various kinds of jobs in his life and excelled at each one; however, his greatest joys were his family and friends- who he would always find time for- either in person or on the phone.  He made friends easily and formed lifelong bonds with his coworkers and neighbors alike.  Don and Jeane always had an open door and their home was the gathering place for holidays and parties.  He is already sadly missed by all that knew him.

Don is survived by his wife, Jeane; children, Bill (Cheryl) Ferrero, and Amy Stark; grandchildren, Alex (Alyssa) Ferrero, Ben (Ashleigh) Ferrero, Christy (Kyle) Grammens, Joe Ferrero, Sam Ferrero, Veronica Stark, Olivia Stark, and Derek Stark; great-grandchildren, Jackson Ferrero and Sage Grammens; siblings, Richard (Harriett) Ferrero, Yvonne (David) Montano, Francine (Mark) Shuster, Jim McTiernan, Anita (Don) Schmeckpepper, Eileen (Dan) Fargo, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Jim & Mickey McTiernan, and his son, Don Jr.

There will be a service for Don at a later date.

Please share memories of Don and condolences with his family by signing the online guestbook below.

Memories Timeline


  1. Love you Uncle Don! Give Jesus a BIG HUG from me! We miss you now, but are looking forward to seeing you again, Love, Mike & Cherie

  2. Don was my cousin, and although it has been a long time since I had seen him, Jean or his kids, I do remember
    how fun loving he was, and sometimes crazy funny. I just moved back home from Arkansas, and was hoping to see
    him as well as, the rest of his family. He will be missed greatly.

    Lynette Ferrero Rynders

    • Don was the best landlord I ever had of all the places I lived at…at 50 Corona st. for 10 years!! I would always shoot the breeze with him in his big truck! Or at the apartment. .

  3. Don, what a great friend and colleague you have been over the years; and how sad you are gone.

    Jeane and family, how many memories I will cherish of Don…always seeing the positive side of things, always principled and standing up for right values, always compassionate to those around him but properly impatient with those trying to take advantage of others. He was a GREAT colleague and I will miss him.

    Jerry Conover

  4. Jeane and family, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Don was a friendly and fun loving guy he will be greatly missed.
    Pat (Croce/Campbell) Lewis

  5. Don, my friend, thinking of you will always bring a smile to my face. I’ll never forget the “gang” in pulmonary rehab class. Breathe easy now. You will be missed by many. Jeane, you were the perfect partnership. I’m sorry for your families’ loss. Connie

  6. Jeanne and family. So very sorry to read of Don’s passing. You two were a great couple and friends to many people. May God be with you and all the family during this difficult time. Don, Jim and Nancy are partying in heaven, I just know it. Love from our family to yours. Ron and Kaye Lombardi

  7. We had many good times with Don and Jean. Met them a long time ago through Francine and Mark. My favorite memory is when we all went to lake Powell together. Don would drive the boat in circles so that I was on the top deck going crazy readjusting my lounge chair to follow the sun!
    Give Dennis a big hug from me and save room for us in heaven!

  8. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing, while I haven’ t seen Don much lately he always made me laugh and enjoyed his company at work and after work where he would usually school us on “drinking” and partying. I loved his sense of humor and guidance, he will be missed, condolenses to Jeane and all the family.

  9. To all the Ferrero Family,

    It was quite a shock to hear of Don’s passing! No words can comfort the loved ones left behind at the passing of a husband, parent, grandpa, great grandpa, siblings or a close friend, but there’s One that sticks closer than a brother, His name is Jesus Christ. His Father is called, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort! Our prayer for all of you is that at this trying time, you will look to Him, and He will provide the supernatural comfort you need to carry you through.

    One thing I’ll (Ted) always remember that Don laughed and laughed about is when we went to the shooting range and I was right next him with my little 9mm, and all of a sudden, he’s shooting this 50mm. He about blew me off my feet! I could feel the hair on my neck standing up, but all of that was something Don found extremely hilarious! We had many good times with Don and Jeane. They were the best next door neighbors to us for 5 years!


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