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Michelle Renee Ferrara

April 13, 1982 — October 19, 2020

Michelle Renee Ferrara, 38, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Michelle was born on April 13, 1982 in La Porte, IN, to Thomas and Joanna "Josie" (Jongkind) Ferrara.

Surviving Michelle are her beloved children, Tyler and Lola West; mother, Joanna "Josie" Ferrara of La Porte; siblings, Thomas (Janette) Ferrara II of La Porte, Amy (Bob McInerney) Ferrara of La Porte, and Meg (Matt Johnson) Ferrara of South Bend; 7 nieces and nephews, Trey, Christian, Teagan, Chloe, Claire, Charlie, and Harper; and boyfriend, Jeff Cauffman.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Joseph Ferrara, Sr.

Michelle enjoyed shopping and creating arts and crafts, especially reclaiming and refinishing furniture.  She also enjoyed hiking and board games.  Michelle had a passionate skill for doing her makeup and nails.  Most importantly, she loved spending time with her children, whom she loved and cherished deeply.

Michelle's humor brought much joy to her family.  She will be greatly missed.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Joanna Ferrara, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN  46350 for the care of Michelle's children.

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2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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