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Thomas A. Ferraro, Jr.

Posted 2020-06-28 by mhenderson
Published in The Miner on June 27, 2020 -
Kingman, Arizona -

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

Tom was born in Boston, raised and 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 Second 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 and
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. Tom was
married to the love of his life, Yolanda “Viola” (Balzi) on June 25,
1950. He and his wife remained in Revere, where they raised their two
children, Susan and Michael. Tom enjoyed this retirement with his
wife, by spending summers and falls at their cottage on Mousam Lake,
in Acton, Maine.

In 2015, he and his wife moved to Kingman, Arizona to be closer to
their daughter. Tom enjoyed working with electronics and woodworking,
but spending time with his loving family, that’s what mattered most in

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

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

Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and
Crematory and Memorials may be sent to the funeral home.

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