Victoria F. (Ferrara) Birkhimer, age 92

of Braintree

Victoria F. (Ferrara) Birkhimer, age 92

Victoria F. (Ferrara) Birkhimer, age 92, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, November 10, 2023 at home, in the comfort of her loving family.

Victoria was born in Boston, to the late Rocco and Louise (Richardi) Ferrara. Raised and educated in Roxbury, she was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls, Class of 1949. She lived in Braintree for forty years, previously in Quincy.

Victoria had worked as a waitress at the former Valle’s Steak House in Braintree for many years but she was primarily a dedicated homemaker. She loved cooking and hosting all kinds of family gatherings. She also enjoyed going to the theatre in Boston.

Most of all, Victoria was totally devoted to her family, especially her three daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for forty-eight years of Donald R. Birkhimer, United States Navy, Retired.

Devoted mother of Pearl L. Fedrick of Quincy, Victoria M. Fedrick-Binder of Hingham, and Janet Ryan and her husband John of Quincy.

Cherished grandmother of Curtis J. Binder, John Michael Ryan and his wife Vanessa, and Julie V. Mckeon and her husband Michael. Great grandmother of Emma, Molly, and Mikey Mckeon.

Loving sister of the late Jerome A. Ferrara.

Dear aunt of Jerome “Jay” Ferrara, Jr. and his wife Francie of California. Much-loved great aunt of Julia, Carson, and Carter Ferrara.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, November 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, November 16, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, 500 Canterbury Street, Boston.


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  • Auntie Vicky was always quick with a warm welcoming smile and full of generous words of love. She loved everybody and always spoke well of everyone. When greeting me, she always had loving smile that made me feel special and loved.
    Auntie Vicky rest in peace.

  • Rest in peace Mama Vickie! Sending hugs to the family.

  • Dear Vicky, Curtis and Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss of your mom and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May God Bless your Mom and Grandmother. You all now have a wonderful, beautiful and kind Angel looking over you.

    Love Nancy Kelly Griffin.

  • Aunt Vicky was a very loving person to every one she met – that was her way of life. She was my Mom’s best friend over the years that they associated with each other. We are all so saddened by Vicky’s passing, but I’m certain that my Mom is so happy to be with her once again – in Heaven. Rest in peace, Aunt Vicky.

  • I had the distinct honor of having a dinner with Victoria and some of her loving family, including her daughter Vicky. She impressed me as a caring and gentle soul. My mother passed away 11 months ago and she was over 100. That same dignified wisdom is rare to find these days and Victoria blessed all who knew her with that grace, daily. I was Blessed to meet her !! Heaven will be a happier place with Victoria’s soul, and, just like my Mom, she can be present to all of her family, no longer bound by dimensions of time and space. God is still with us through all those who love us and have gone before us.

  • Vicky, God rest your mothers soul and our family is praying for you and her at this difficult time. The Braintree McCabe‘s.

  • So sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have wonderful memories of all the family gatherings. Best memories ever. Love Cousin Cushie 🙏

  • Vicky, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May she find her eternal joy in the arms of the angels. May you rely on your faith and take the time you need to grieve. Love, Anne and Family

  • Dear Vicky,
    Dave and I were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. You and Curtis are in our prayers.
    Teri and Dave Treiger