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Thomas A. Ferraro, Jr.

Funeral Services & interment will be held privately, for Thomas A. Ferraro, Jr. who died on Saturday, June 13th, at his residence in Kingman, AZ, following a brief illness. He just celebrated his 95 birthday on May 5th.

Tom was born in Boston, raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of revere High School, Class of 1943. Tom enlisted in the United States Army during the height of the 2nd World War. He proudly served his country until March of 1946. His service brought him to battle overseas. He received  Good Conduct medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon & Victory Medal. After returning home, he enrolled at Boston College to further his education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Tom began a career as a chemist with the United States Army, at the Watertown Arsenal Army Base. He worked there until retiring in 1980 at the age of 55 years old. Tom was married to the love of his life, Yolanda “Viola” (Balzi) on June 25th, 1950. He & his wife remained in Revere, where they raised their two children, Susan & Michael. Tom enjoyed his retirement with his wife, by spending summers & falls at their cottage on Mousam Lake, in Acton, Maine. In 2015, he & his wife moved to Kingman, AZ to be closer with their daughter.  Tom enjoyed working with electronics & woodworking, but spending time with his loving family, that what mattered most in life.

He is the devoted husband of 66 years to the late Yolanda M. “Viola” (Balzi) Ferraro. The loving father of Susan M. Crews & husband Robert of Kingman, AZ & Michael T. Ferraro & wife Sandy of Somerville. The cherished grandfather of Michele Agri & husband Joseph of Hampton, NH, Kirsten Rogers of Pelham, NH, Mallory M. Yates & husband David of Somerville & Madison L. Ferraro of Manchester, NH. Adored great grandfather of Austin Phibbs-Nichols, Lillian C. Bowes, Violet J. Agri & Cameron B. Yates. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

Funeral Services and Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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