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James Ferreira

02/16/1938 - 10/22/2021


Obituary For James Ferreira

James Ferreira, 83, of Warren, RI, passed away, Friday, October 22, 2021, at Grace Barker Health Care Center, Warren, RI.
He was the husband of the late June Mary (Harvey) Ferreira.
Born in Bristol, RI, he was the son of the late Jessie I. and Mary (Pavao) Ferreira.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Ferreira of Bristol, RI, David Ferreira and his wife Laura of Rehoboth, MA, and Steven Ferreira of Riverside, RI, a brother Norman Ferreira and his wife Irene of South Fort Myers, FL, 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 70s, 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, October 30, 2021, from 8-9AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10AM 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.
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  • Thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family at this time . Nice memories from High School and many reunions as well. Edna Greene

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Uncle Jim and will miss seeing him on our visits to RI. Love Always, Rick and Lori

  • Dave, Laura and Family of James I am very sorry for your loss - my thoughts are with you all at this time. stay strong.

  • Jimmy was the Vice President of the class of '55 at colt Memorial High School, and helped us plan every class reunion. The planning meetings were so much fun because he was always telling jokes.!Despite his many challenges he was always cheerful. God speed Jimmy.ll the best to your loving family. Jeanette Matrone

  • Jimmy was someone I really looked up to in my early teens. He would take me and his nephew Kenny to Red Sox games at Fenway and Celtic games at the old Providence arena. He was a great guy and an excellent baseball player. I haven't seen him in many years but I will never forget how good he was to us when we were kids. Alan Tavares

  • Jim Ferreira was everything a childhood friend could be. We shared many times together as students in elementary school. My mother and his Aunt Gilda would take us everywhere, carnivals and the like. He always had me as his guest at Rotary when I visited Bristol from my home in Ohio. I hadn't seen him in years but never forgot him and the wonderful part his was of my childhood. Joe Aguiar, Nantucket MA

  • Dear Mike, Dave, Steve, and family: Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. .May your many happy memories of him bring you peace and comfort.. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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