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James LaFerrara

February 15, 2017

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James LaFerrara, 63, of Taunton, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, in Plymouth, MA. James was the husband of Joanne (Bowen) LaFerrara.

He was born in Boston, son of Marie (Sgro) LaFerrara of Roslindale, MA and the late James LaFerrara. James was a graduate of Boston Technical High School class of 1971 and the earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. Mr. LaFerrara worked as a design draftsman for GTE, Raytheon and Polaroid, in the Boston area, for several years. Jim then owned and operated Tony’s Pizza, in Taunton, for five years and eventually became a Real Estate appraiser for several local community banks. 

Besides his wife and mother, James is survived by his two children Casey E. LaFerrara of Bridgewater and Matthew J. LaFerrara of Taunton; sister Karen Smith of Roslindale, MA; two brothers Albert LaFerrara and his wife Sandra of Malden, and Michael LaFerrara and his wife Jane of Kingston, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Information

His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 9am, from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am in Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, 19 Kilmer Ave., Taunton. Interment will be private. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017, from 2-5 pm, in the funeral home.

Donations Information

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.


Visitation:  Crapo-Hathaway

Service:  St. Andrew's, Taunton

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