Lisa Marie Ferrara-Daly passed away unexpectedly after a short but courageous battle with influenza on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Lisa was only 48 years old. She was born September 19, 1969 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to Robert and Ann Ferrara growing up in Taylor, Michigan with her two sisters, Tracey and Deborah and their parents. Lisa developed a lifelong passion for animals. She graduated from Harry S. Truman High School in Taylor and promptly followed her heart, starting her career working with animals. She continued working with animals in many different ways, even when she moved out to Colorado with friends.
In 2000, she moved back to Florida to be with her family. Not too long after arriving, she began a career that embraced her passion for animals. She started working for the City of Port Orange protecting animals and serving the public as a part of the Port Orange Police Department as an Animal Control Officer. Her service as an ACO was her passion which embraced the promotion of the protection animals as well as serving and protecting the public. She served the city in various capacities throughout her time with the City of Port Orange and was a part of the Community Development Department at the time of her passing.
She married the love of her life, James “Jim” Daly in November 2005. They made two trips to China to adopt their children Jillian, 9 and Liam, 11, which they loved more than anyone or anything. She also leaves behind her parents, Robert and Ann Ferrara of Port Orange, sisters Tracey Lopez and husband Glenn of Port Orange, and Deborah Ferrara of Ormond Beach, nieces Amy Mauldin and husband Casey and Jordan Hills, nephew Dylan Hills and an extended family. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Angeline Ferrara as well as her maternal grandmother Audrey Baich.
Lisa’s family will celebrate her life with a service on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 3701 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Port Orange, FL with Pastor Rebecca T. Hyvonen officiating. All are welcome to come and celebrate Lisa’s life.
In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials in her name to The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, please note the Contributions are for the Lisa Marie Ferrara-Daly Memorial at time of donation. so that they may continue Lisa’s passion in helping animals may be continued. You may leave condolences on her Facebook page:
3701 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Port Orange, Florida 32127