Lewis J. Ferullo

February 10, 2007

Lewis J. Ferullo
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

LEWIS J. FERULLO – in Woburn, Saturday February 10th, beloved husband of the late May (Hamblett) Ferullo. Devoted father of Ralph J. “Buddy” Ferullo and his wife Barbara of CO, Lois J. Friedrich and her husband Ed of Woburn, John L.Ferullo and his wife Janice of Carlisle and Mary Kernander and her husband Carl of Northwood, NH. Dear brother of Mary Mills, Pauline Kelly and Dr. Robert Ferullo all of Woburn and the late Ralph, Daniel and John Ferullo and Florence Pike. Loving grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, John and Nancy Ferullo and their children, Eric and Jasmine of Wheatridge, CO, Dawn and Dan Hollister and their daughters, Karissa, Autumn and Colleen of Aurora, CO, Kenny and Alissa Ferullo and their daughter, Sophia of Sheridan, WY, Michael and April Kernander and their son, Brannon, of Woburn Heidi and Dan Marcotte and their son, Sean Patrick of Manchester, NH, William Bernan of Northwood, NH, Steve Friedrich of Seattle, WA, Jennifer and Dwight Smith and their daughters, Lydia and Avery of DeMoines, IA, Joe and Analiese Friedrich of St. Paul, MN, Greg and Angie Friedrich of Alexandria, VA, Brian Ferullo of Lexington, Adam Kernander of Dover, NH, Jaclyn and Daren Washburn of Northwood, NH. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 14th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Ferullo’s memory to Mass Lions Research Fund, P.O.Box 223, Woburn, MA 01801.

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OBITUARY:

Lewis J. Ferullo, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away on Saturday, February 10th at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. The beloved husband of the late May (Hamblett) Ferullo, he was ninety years of age.

Born in Medford, Mr. Ferullo was one of eight children born to the late Ralph and Mary (Noonan) Ferullo. Educated in the Woburn Public School System, Mr. Ferullo was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1935. He continued his education, graduating from Suffolk Law School in 1941.

His professional life was put on hold in the spring of 1942, when he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, to serve his country during WWII, along with three of his brothers. While stationed in Burtonwood Air Force Base in England, he had the joyous and fortunate opportunity to connect with his brother, Danny, in London, who was also serving in the Armed Forces.

In 1944, Mr. Ferullo wed his wife May, to whom he was lovingly devoted for forty-one years. Together they raised four children in their homestead on Main Street. He was a devoted family man who each day would come home for lunch and in the evening after dinner he would take the whole family for a drive. As the children were getting older, he quietly kept watch to make sure each one of them arrived home safely at night. They were an extremely close knit family who enjoyed summers in Buzzards Bay, Onset, and trips to the “lake” in Maine.

In his younger years, Mr. Ferullo was employed in the leather industry at Beggs and Cobbs in Woburn. In the late 50’s, he secured a position with Industrial Chemical and went on to serve as the Vice President of Sales, a position he held until his retirement at the age of eighty-five. Mr. Ferullo was hard working throughout his life.

Not only was he devoted to his family and his profession, he was also deeply involved with the Woburn community. For fifty years, he was a member of the Woburn Recreation Commission working with endless energy to provide a myriad of programs for young and adult alike. He was also a member of the Woburn High School Scholarship and was front and center for the recent dedication of the new Woburn Memorial High School. Mr. Ferullo was also a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Italian American Club and served as an usher at St. Anthony Church. In his leisure he enjoyed traveling and was an avid Red Sox fan who followed spring training and was a member of the Bosox Club.

Mr. Ferullo was truly a kind and generous man who worked unselfishly throughout his life for his family, his friends and his community.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ferullo was predeceased by his siblings, Ralph, Daniel, John Ferullo and Florence Pike.

He is survived by his children, Ralph J. “Buddy” Ferullo and his wife Barbara of CO, Lois J. Friedrich and her husband Ed of Woburn, John L.Ferullo and his wife Janice of Carlisle and Mary Kernander and her husband Carl of NH. Dear brother of Mary Mills, Pauline Kelly and Dr. Robert Ferullo all of Woburn, thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, John and Nancy Ferullo and their children, Eric and Jasmine of Wheatridge, CO, Dawn and Dan Hollister and their daughters, Karissa, Autumn and Colleen of Aurora, CO, Kenny and Alissa Ferullo and their daughter, Sophia of Sheridan, WY, Michael and April Kernander and their son, Brannon, of Woburn Heidi and Dan Marcotte and their son, Sean Patrick of Manchester, NH, William Bernan of Northwood, NH, Steve Friedrich of Seattle, WA, Jennifer and Dwight Smith and their daughters, Lydia and Avery of DeMoines, IA, Joe and Analiese Friedrich of St. Paul, MN, Greg and Angie Friedrich of Alexandria, VA, Brian Ferullo of Lexington, Adam Kernander of Dover, NH, Jaclyn and Daren Washburn of Northwood, NH. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, February 14th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Mr. Ferullo’s memory to Mass Lions Research Fund, P.O. Box 223, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Mary and family
    Your Dad always always hada smile on his face and brought joy to many. Your and your family are in prayers

    Patti COrleto Cail

  2. Papa Lew was a fine man and I hope my son grows up to be like him. A man with strenghth, fine qualities and a big heart. You will be missed and I am honored to have met you. May you rest in peace…Love Jim High

  3. Ed & Lois and family,

    My prayers are with you during this time. How lucky I was to have met Pop’s and enjoy a great evening getting to know him and enjoying all his stories.
    Love & Peace,
    Mim

  4. Lois, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I wish I could have made it to see you but I have an appointment in Boston. My prayers are with you and your family. Your in my thoughts. Love Cherylann Silva

  5. Lois,
    So sorry about your loss. He was a great guy with a great family! I know there will be a lot of great memories.

    Carolyn Agostino

  6. ED AND MIKE,

    I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Ferullo.

    I know from my conversations with Mike that he was a great person and a great father and grand father.

    My prayers are with you and also my deepest sympathy to the rest of the family.

    Sincerely,

    Phil Richmond

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