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Judge Jeanine Posts That Her Mother Passed Away, Fans Give Heart-Felt Condolences

Esther Ferris, the mother of Elmira-native and Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, passed away Thursday morning, according to Pirro’s Twitter account and Facebook.

Ferris passed at the age of 90 from pancreatic cancer, according to the Judge’s facebook where she wrote an Obituary for her mother.

Judge Jeanine wrote on Twitter Thursday, “My inspiration, hero, my mom, Esther Ferris passed this morning as I held her close. Arrangements handled by Graham Funeral Home in Rye, NY. My mother loved animals especially rescue animals. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name to:”

Along with pictures of her mother, Jeanine wrote on Facebook:

Esther Ferris, the mother of Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, has passed away at 90 from pancreatic cancer. “She was my muse, my hero,” Judge Pirro said of her mother, who served as an inspiration in her career as both a Prosecutor and Judge. “I have lost my best friend. My mother stood up for the victim, for the abused, before it was vogue. She was a great influence on me and everyone around her. She took care of the people who couldn’t take care of themselves.”

Ferris was a passionate volunteer in her community, serving as a Pink Lady at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and in the Women’s Auxiliary at the Arnot Art Museum. To her delight, since she did her own gardening, Ferris won first prize in the Elmira Garden Tour at the age of 88. “She taught me how to fight for the underdog,” Pirro said. The Judge described her mother as “spry” who managed her families properties and would even help shovel snow, doing tasks right up until she became ill. (Continued Below)

Ferris was born in Cortland, NY, grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and returned to the US to spend most of her life in Elmira, NY where Judge Jeanine and her sister, Mary Louise Gershowitz, grew up. Esther spent time in New York City as a model. “She was a very beautiful person, both inside and out,” Pirro said. Esther leaves behind her sister’s, Jeanine Shahin (Syracuse, NY), Nelly Charlies (San Francisco, CA), Edna Mizher (Lebanon), and her two grandchildren, Cristine Pirro Schwarzman, Esq. and Alexander Ferris Pirro, both of Manhattan, NY.

The viewing will be held on Friday, April 26th from 6-9 PM at The Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 9 AM at St. John Paul II at Immaculate Conception Maronite Catholic Chuch, 199 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, NY.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions on behalf of Esther Ferris to Chemung County SPCA, 2435 NY-352, Elmira, NY 14903. Your generous contribution will support no-kill efforts to assist animals in need. (Continued Below)

Judge Jeanine’s official posts:

Esther Ferris, the mother of Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, has passed away at 90 from pancreatic cancer. "She was…

Posted by Judge Jeanine Pirro on Thursday, April 25, 2019

My teacher, my compass, my muse, my best friend, my mother, Esther Ferris passed this morning as I held her close….

Posted by Judge Jeanine Pirro on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fans Give Heart-Felt Condolences:

Investigative reporter, Sara A. Carter sends prayers.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton sends his prayers.


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  1. David Noble

    April 26, 2019 at 3:47 am

    My family and I heart go out to you Judge Janine! Wish I were there to give you a hug! You’ll be in our prayers!

  2. Jack

    April 26, 2019 at 4:02 am

    My condolences, Madame Judge, on the loss of your mother. No mere words can hope to convey your sense of loss over your mother. Although I did not know her I’m sure she was a lovely woman inside and out and you have done her proud with your own life. Please continue to let your life be a testimony to the way she raised you and the morals an values that she instilled in you. We, your friends, all grieve with you.

  3. Patricia

    April 26, 2019 at 4:53 am

    I am so sorry for the passing of your mom! You were blessed to have her in your life for a long time. You have so many memories to reach too and smile. Love. Never leaves always stays in the heart!
    God Bless you and yours and God comfort you as you mourn in Jesus Name ??

  4. Darlene

    April 26, 2019 at 10:52 am

    So sorry for your loss prayers are with y’all

  5. Paulette Russell Wilson

    April 26, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Be strong and take time to mourn.

  6. Elaine C Alessio

    April 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you??????

  7. Jane Barnett

    April 29, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Dear Judge, I am very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family with love. Jane Barnett

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