James Ferreira, 83, of Warren

Posted 10/25/21

James Ferreira, 83, of Warren, R.I., passed away, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Grace Barker Health Care Center, Warren, R.I.

He was the husband of the late June Mary (Harvey) Ferreira.

Born in …

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James Ferreira, 83, of Warren


James Ferreira, 83, of Warren, R.I., passed away, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Grace Barker Health Care Center, Warren, R.I.

He was the husband of the late June Mary (Harvey) Ferreira.

Born in Bristol, R.I., he was the son of the late Jessie I. and Mary (Pavao) Ferreira.

He is survived by three sons, Michael Ferreira of Bristol, R.I., David Ferreira and his wife Laura of Rehoboth, Mass., and Steven Ferreira of Riverside, R.I.; a brother, Norman Ferreira and his wife Irene of South Fort Myers, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Benjamin, Abigail, Noah, Mason, and Tenley. He was also the brother of the late Manuel Ferreira, Louis Ferreira, and Gloria Proto.

James was a 1955 graduate of Bristol High School, then became a graduate of Sanford Prep school and embarked into the Navy, in which he received an honorable discharge in 1961.

James lived and worked in Bristol, having numerous notable occupations dealing with the public in town, such as a loan officer at Town Finance issuing many loans to the local community in the early 1970s, then becoming assistant town administrator under Anthony Agatiello in the late ’70s and eventually becoming the business manager at the Bristol County Water Company in the ’80s before retiring with the Bristol County Water Authority.

James was very involved with the Bristol Rotary Club, which was his passion for over 40 years, and was elected president of the club in the 1977-78 term. Other faithful things on his agenda included staying involved with his classmates, planning class reunions and going to church.

He followed the Red Sox, Celtics and New York Giants diligently each season. He loved to play HI-Lo Jack along with telling jokes and humorous stories.

In his latter years, his wife June and he resided in Warren, always looking forward to family Sunday dinners at their home.

Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, where family will receive friends on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, from 8 to 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol, RI.

Burial will take place in North Burial Ground, Hope St., Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Rotary Club, PO Box 469, Bristol, RI, 02809.

Information/On-Line condolences please visit- www.wjsmithfh.com

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