Dorris raises a glass to 90 rich years

Doris Ferri with her family, celebrating her 90th birthday.

A long and happy marriage, an exciting career and mothering three beautiful children were among the blessings Dorris Ferri counted on October 6, 2019, when she celebrated her 90th birthday.

A resident of Rand Aid’s Inyoni Creek for 12 years, Dorris was married to Massimo Ferri for 61 fulfilling years. Sadly, he passed away four years ago. Although Dorris had a lovely birthday, celebrated in the company of family and friends, she was sad that she could not share her special day with Massimo. “I miss him so much,” she says.

Born in Koblenz in Germany, Dorris spent much of her adult life living in Morningside, Johannesburg. She worked for the airline Lufthansa in the tours department, which helped nurture her love of travel.

Reading, swimming and aqua aerobics are among Dorris’s hobbies.

She has three children – Anita, Claudio and Anthony, and six grandchildren.

Living at Inyoni Creek and having the support of the village and its residents is another of Dorris’s blessings. “I love everything about Inyoni Creek. The ample security, beautiful gardens, tranquility and the people.”

Cheers! Dorris Ferri at her 90th birthday party.

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