Maria Estelle Santa Ferrara, 85, of Fairmount, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, October 15, 1925, she was the daughter of Juan and Maria Rivera. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church. An avid gardener, Maria enjoyed her huge rose garden with its many varieties of roses. She was a Yankees fan and also enjoyed strawberry picking and bowling. Maria was predeceased by her husband, Carbino Santa Ferrara; and sister, Marie Demchak. Maria is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Michele Romano of Solvay, Karen and Gregg Kidd of Manlius and Barbara and Matthew Wadach of Camillus; grandchildren, John Berardi, Leslie and Tom Azzolino, Elizabeth and Richard Bartlett, Brandon, Jeremy and Carly Kidd, Luke and Michael Wadach; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and two stepchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 15 at 1 p.m. in Holy Family Church. Maria will be laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. A special thank you to everyone at Loretto.