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Salvatore A. Ferrera, Jr.

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE on Tuesday, January 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for Salvatore Anthony Ferrera, Jr., who passed away on January 7th. His Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 12th, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Please wear a face mask throughout the services.

On Friday, January 7, 2022, Salvatore Anthony Ferrera Jr., loving and devoted husband of 60-years, cherished father of three, proud grandfather to five, and great grandfather of four, passed away with his loved ones by his side. He was 82 years old.

It was his family that gave him the strength to battle through his adversity in life, with class, dignity and respect, always trying to do the right thing to benefit his family. He was quick to offer a ride to school or work, lend an ear to anyone’s troubles and offer advice, or tell a joke to put a smile on his grandchildren’s face.

He served Honorably in the United States Army National Guard for three years.

After his service to his country, Salvatore went on to become a baker, earning a degree in Culinary Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston. After earning his degree, he went on to teach Culinary Arts at Minute Man Technical Institute in Lexington, MA. He continued on in his professional, decorated career at Boston College, where he served as a Supervisor in the Bakery Department. Being the worker that he was, after retiring from his passion in Baking, he went on to continue working as a Shuttle Bus Driver at Embassy Suites Boston.

In his free time, Salvatore enjoyed reading the newspaper, playing on his phone and computer, spending quality time with his family and pets, and enjoyed having weekly dinners at Kellys Pub in East Boston, where everyone knew him. One of his best joys was playing with his K-9 companion, Mea, his “little girl.”

Salvatore is the son of the late Salvatore Ferrera Sr. and Angelina (Festa) Ferrera of East Boston. Raised by the late Stella Spinale of East Boston. He is survived by his loving wife, Angela (Piscitelli) Ferrera of East Boston. He is the loving and proud father of Michael Salvatore Ferrera Sr., and his late wife Dina (Coccimiglio) Ferrera of Revere – Angela Frangolini and husband Pat Frangolini of East Boston – and Lisa Ferrera August and her husband Paul August of East Boston. Further survived by his brother Dominic Ferrera of California, and sister Jo Zakarin and husband Keith of Maine. Treasured Papa to five grandchildren, Michael Jr., Christopher, Angela, Nicole and Amanda and fiancé, Ryan. Also survived by three great grandchildren, Clayton, Leo and Noah.

Salvatore is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Papa joins his departed great grandchild, Riley, and sister Alberta Ferrera in Heaven.

Papa, his greatest title, will be missed dearly.

At the family’s request, please omit flowers. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.


Please wear face masks throughout the services.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, January 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden


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  1. Ron and Marea Mastrogiovanni
    Jan 17 2022

    Ron and I and our family are saddened by the loss of Sal. He was a beautiful and kind soul. Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Sending lots of Love ❤️

  2. Roland Toscano
    Jan 11 2022

    Angela and family,
    Our hearts are with you during this hard time. Rosemarie and I hope you can celebrate the wonderful memories of Sal as you move forward.

  3. Pat Frangolini
    Jan 11 2022

    Sal, I am the luckiest man alive to have two great dads in my lifetime. My heart is sad, but I know you will alway be watching us from Haven. We had so many laughs and I am going to miss you dearly.

    I love you dad, Rest In Peace❤️

    Your 2nd son,
    Pat

  4. MICHAEL APPIGNANI
    Jan 10 2022

    FORGOT TO MENTION SALS BEAUTIFUL WIFE ANGEL.A THEY HAD.ENDLESS LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER I REMEMBER ONE DAY I WAS IN MY YARD TALKING TO SAL HE WAS BEAMING LIKE THE SUN ON A SUMMERS DAY.TALKING TO ME ABOUT WEN HE LIVED IN WESTFOD AND HE WAS COMING TO EAST BOSTON TO MARRY ANGELA ENDLESS LOVE .LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH.I HAVE SO MANY OTHER STORIES IN MY HEART AND MIND.I WISH I COULD SHARE WITH EVERYONE

  5. Michael Appignan
    Jan 10 2022

    MY HEART ❤ IS BROKEN. I WAS SALS NEIGHBOR FOR 56YEARS .HE WAS A GREAT NEIGHBOR A GREAT FRIEND. A GREAT FATHER A GREAT GRANDFATHER .ALL THOSE WONDERFUL YEARS WE ALL HAD ON FRANKFORT STREET. WONDERFUL MEMORIES. I CAN GO ON FOREVER. I REMEMBER SAL GOING TO WORK AT 3-4 O CLOCK IN THE MORNING. IN ALL KINDS .OF WEATHER. I CAN SEE HIM NOW DIGGING OUT HIS CAR .WARMING UP HIS. CAR.A BLUE COLLAR .OLD SCHOOL GUY.THEY DON’T MAKE PEOPLE LIKE SAL.ANYMOORE.I LOVE YOU SAL.I LOVE MY OLD NEIGHBORS ON FRANKFORT STREET. I WISH I COULD BRING BACK. TIME.

  6. Christopher Frangolini
    Jan 10 2022

    I love you, Papa. I will do my best to make you proud, take care of the house and family. Life will never be the same.

    Your Grandson,
    Chris

  7. Lisa DiCostanzo ( Brangiforte)
    Jan 10 2022

    Dear Sal,
    You will forever be in our hearts. A genuine loving caring comical guy. A true family man. My parents knew this. You were my Dads best man he would only chose best.
    My heart is with Angela and the kids for I know you we’re their world. Give my parents a kiss

    Love you ,
    Cousin Lisa

  8. John White
    Jan 10 2022

    Angela I was shocked to learn of Sal’s passing. While visiting my family we would always exchange hello’s on Frankfort. My prayers for you and your entire family.

  9. Nicole Frangolini
    Jan 9 2022

    I love you so much Papa. My life will never be the same without you. I will miss you for the rest of my life my Sweet Papa!

  10. guy LACORTE
    Jan 9 2022

    so sorry to hear of Sal’s passing condolences to the family.

    Guy and Muriel Lacorte

  11. THOMAS C PIEMONTE MD
    Jan 9 2022

    Sal was a wonderful human being, a kind, thoughtful, and generous man. It was an honor to care for him and have the chance to know his family for so many years. He will be missed by me, and all who knew him.
    My prayers, thoughts and sympathy to Angela – the “angel” in his life – as well to the extended Ferrera family.
    Dr. Piemonte

  12. Josephine Aref
    Jan 9 2022

    My sincere condolences to the Ferrera Family. ❤️

  13. John & Dianne Scaduto
    Jan 9 2022

    We were so sorry to hear of Sal’s passing, sending thoughts & prayers to you all at this difficult time ❤️

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