James LaFerrara, 63, of Taun- ton 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 Bachelors 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 Tonys 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. 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. To light a candle, sign guest book, facility or church directions go to or call 508 822-3318 Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-5 pm in the funeral home.
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