Michael Vincent Ference

July 26, 1956 - April 17, 2019

Visitation: Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp

Service: Blessing Service Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp

Michael Vincent Ference, age 62, died suddenly at home on April 17, 2019. He leaves behind his devoted, loving wife of 32 years, Debbie along with his children Christopher and Lindsay. He is also survived by his siblings, Susan Grabiak (Mark), Meg Neuherz and Timmy Ference (Traci). Also, mother-in-law Dorothy Devine, and sisters-in-law Susan Halo (Ed), Barbara Devine and Diane Ray (Greg), and his nieces and and nephews, TJ, Marisa, Kristen, Brandon (Katie), Chad (Ali), Ryan and Britney, and great niece Twylah. Michael graduated from WVU with a Master’s degree in Counseling. He worked as a clinician in the walk-in center at Resolve Crisis Network. His passion was helping those who couldn’t help themselves. He’ll be remembered for his “heart of gold” and his famous pecan rolls. A lover of Pittsburgh, he was an avid jazz enthusiast ushering at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY TWP., 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800 where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to: NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA. 15237-3351. or to the Children’s fund at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild. Attention: R. M. Gubser, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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  • Nancy McKay-Rosa

    Please accept my deepest sympathy over the sudden loss of Michael – a husband, father, son, sibling, and friend. In each of these roles Michael was a man of honor, love, caring, and kindness. The McKays and Ferences go back over 50 years where our parents met at Suburban General Hospital ER; Michael deciding Dan needed a pencil jabbed in his back! Since that day Dan and Michael, our parents, and all of us became fast friends, and our families have shared such happy memories of parties, picnics, marriages, and children. Meg, Tim, and Susan you are like siblings to me (and Debbie you too!) Your sorrow and pain is my sorrow and pain, because of the love we share. Michael would want to comfort us right now as was his gift. May God in His grace be that comfort; where this world can bring none. May the love we share be a sweet moment of rest as you grieve a most wonderful, beautiful, exceptional man – Michael.

  • Susan McKay Jones

    My deepest sympathy and prayers are for you.

  • Jeff Rosa

    May God bless Michael’s beautiful soul forever. His genuine smile and great kindness towards my family and me will always be remembered.


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