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Obituary: Kenneth R. Ferreira
Published in South Coast Today May 30, 2015
WAREHAM — Kenneth R. Ferreira, 64, of Wareham, died unexpectedly on May 29, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford. He was the widower of the late Elizabeth (Jorge) Ferreira and the son of Tillie (Roderick) Ferreira and the late Edward Ferreira.
Ken was a graduate of Holy Family Holy Name High School in New Bedford. He graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and furthered his degree with a Masters of Business Administration at SMU. Ken was the Owner and President of Kenneth R. Ferreira Engineering. Prior to this he was an owner and operator of Olde Boston Land and Survey in New Bedford.
Ken Ferreira was a well-known and highly respected businessman in the Southcoast for over 30 years. His knowledge in Engineering as well as his dedication, honesty, advocacy and years of experience was consistently seeked of by many. He was a member of the Prince Henry Society.
He served on the Wareham Board of Health and was a long time Chairman of the Wareham Board of Appeals for over 30 years. Ken was a member and donator of many charitable organizations. Ken was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and a lecturer at St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham and more recently a member at St. Anthony’s in Mattapoisett.
Ken loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a passion for playing golf, reading and most of all bragging about his daughters and grandchildren.
Survivors include his mother, Tillie (Roderick) Ferreira of New Bedford; his cherished triplet daughters, Kimberly Manzone and her husband Joseph of Wareham, Kelly Silva and her husband Kevin of Westport and Kristen Higgins and her husband James of Mattapoisett.; 8 grandchildren; many nephews, nieces, godchildren and brothers and sisters-in-law.
His funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Patricks’ Cemetery, Wareham.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to his Dearest Charitable Organization to Compassionate Care ALS, www.ccals.org. For directions and online guestbook, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.