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Joseph A. Ferdinand

Funeral Services & Interment were held privately for Joseph A. Ferdinand, who died on Saturday, October 17th at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital, following a long illness with Kidney Disease, he was 80 years old.

Joe was born & raised in Cambridge. He attended the Sacred Heart Grammar School & later the Somerville Trade School. Joe had a 25-year career with the Sears & Roebuck Company. He was a Supervisor in the Shipping & Receiving warehouse in Allston. Joe retired after his many years of service due to the company moving out of state. In 1984, Joe married his best friend Louise Goffredo & the couple resided in Revere their entire marriage and enjoyed their time with close friends and family. Joe had a gift to gab; he would often visit Market Basket several times per week early in the morning and talk to all of his friends he made there. Joe was also very proud of his Portuguese heritage & upbringing.

He is the beloved son of the late Joseph Ferdinand & Ellen (Frazier) DaCosta and her husband the alte Augusto DaCosta. The Loving & devoted husband of Louise (Goffredo) Ferdinand of 36 years of marriage of Revere, the dear brother of the late Emma Cook & her husband Roy & the late Maryellen Silva 7 her surviving husband Jorge Silva of Barrington, NH. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces & great grand nephews, whom he treasured & loved.


Funeral Services were Private


In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to National  Kidney Foundation 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760 to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


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  1. Tony and Janette Jankauskas
    Oct 20 2020

    Louise, we are sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. Thank God you have the children in your life. Love and prayers. Tony and Janette

  2. Linda and Bob Varroso
    Oct 20 2020

    You were the kindest most positive man I’ve ever known. You always had a fun story to share and good words to say about everyone. We love you, Joe. We know you are at peace in heaven with all your loved ones. God bless. Until I see you on the other side, tables.

    Love,

    Linda and Baub

  3. Laurie young
    Oct 20 2020

    I will miss him very much we talked 3 times a day love you uncle Joe till we see each other again

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