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Lucille M Ferranti

June 01, 1932 - November 16, 2021

Lucille M Ferranti

June 01, 1932 - November 16, 2021


Obituary For Lucille M Ferranti

Lucille M. (Ciampa) Ferranti, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph R. Ferranti, Sr.

Born in Boston on June 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Mary (Ricci) Ciampa. She was raised in East Boston and graduated from Girls High School in 1950.

As a child, she was fortunate to travel to many destinations with her parents such as Niagara Falls each year, family time at their summer home at Point Shirley in Winthrop and taking several European vacations aboard the well-known Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Ocean liners. Lucille’s love for travel aspired her to pursue a career as an airline stewardess, however, as a loving and devoted mother, she chose marriage and family over career. Her travel bug continued with her own family taking yearly Florida vacations. Lucille’s lifelong best friend of 77 years is Rose D. Vaccaro of East Boston. For 41 years, the two had enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas with each other and had a lot of fun.

In 1967, Lucille settled with her family in Peabody. She was an accomplished cook to say the least. She learned from the best which was family heritage. She proudly passed on her cooking skills to her children and grandchildren and to others who would ask for her recipes. “Nonna’s meatballs” are top on the list. Saturday trips to the North End butcher, pastry shops, etc. were necessary to gather the goods in preparation of her elaborate spreads that took place at the family home. The aroma of her cooking filled the house. Sunday dinners as a family and holiday gatherings will go down in history at the Ferrante residence. Lucille would feed anyone and everyone that came to her home, and someone always showed up. There was no such thing as refusal when she offered food. It didn’t matter what time of the day, even after midnight, if people were hungry, she was preparing meals for them. Her tireless, unselfish efforts, her abundant love, care, kindness, and generosity to see her family happy is all she ever wanted. She put everyone before herself because it was important for her to take care of others first. These and so many other traits about her are what made her such an incredibly special person.

After her children grew up, Lucille was later employed with Filenes Department store in Peabody for almost 30 years where she made great friends and had a lot of laughs.

She is survived by one daughter, Roseann L. Ferrante, and four sons, Joseph Jr., John, Richard, and Stephen and his wife Lisa, all from Peabody. She is the loving Nonna to ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also predeceased by her brothers, George, John B. Jr., and Frances R. Ciampa. At Lucille’s request, there will be no services.

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  • Dearest Roe, Deepest Sympathy to you my friend✝️ I enjoyed all the photos you shared of you and Nonna . From going on your day outings to the Chinese restaurant with Nonna enjoying her cocktail, to visiting your niece when the new babies were born! And so much more 🤗 The love and joy you gave to your Mom was evident in every photo! The "Special" Love only a mother can give her child, her daughter, is a once in a life time💖 Don't Cry Because It's Over.... Smile Because It Happened.... "Much Love to You Roe" Theresa Bartomeo

  • To The Family; my sincere condolences are with you at this time and the days ahead. May God give you strength and comfort to carry on. Let the fond memories of your Mother give you peace. Much Love and Blessings. --Darrin Davis

  • To All , Every time I stepped into her home I was greeted with a tremendous smile and hug . Then Lucille immediately started to feed me . Her cooking and generosity are legendary . She was a truly a great lady and will be missed by all of us . Rest in peace Lucille . .... Tony " Guido " Mstrellisai

  • In 1974, when I was 15, our family flew to Boston to visit and have Thanksgiving with you! It is my most fond memory of you all. Thanksgiving dinner went on for 8 hours! I had never seen anything like it before...the amount of food that was served was mind-blowing! There was fun, and merriment and lots of storytelling. Appetizers and drinks, turkey and all the trimmings, pasta, nuts, items to cleanse our palettes, and dessert! Aunt Lucille spent all day (and the day before, in the kitchen and was in her element. It was insane and I will never know how our tummies held it all! Simply the best meal I have ever or probably will ever have in my life!!! And best of all, I got to know all my family so much better. Familia, my Dad would say, it's everything! And he was right! Much love to you all! 💔 ♥️

  • Roe, my deepest condolences to you and the family. I know how close you and your mom were and how deeply you cared for her. I can't remember how many times I commented what a good daughter you were. May you find comfort in knowing that others care.

  • Lu, miss and love so much💔

  • Dear Lucille You have been a very good friend & cousin to me. You will always be in my heart. R.I.P.

  • Dear Lucille, You have been a Cousin & a Dear Friend,You will always be in my heart. R.I.P.

  • Lucille, you have been a good friend, & a cousin , you will always be in my heart. R.I.P. Ginger Sablone.

  • John and Family: so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May the memories you hold of all the wonderful and special times you spent with your Mom bring you comfort today, tomorrow and forever. Jack and Pam Mula

  • I have a few special memories of Auntie Lucille I will keep close and smile when I think of her. My prayers for comfort are with all of you. Cherish the memories. Joanne Ferranti Joyner

  • Steven, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you With love, Valerie & Chip McAskill

  • What a wonderful tribute to an incredible person! Roe, I'm so very sorry for your loss, you had an incredible bond with your mother and it was so evident how much the two of you cared for one another. Her memory will live with you. God bless Lucille, may she rest in comfort and peace.

  • Lu, I'll miss and love you forever, sending hugs to the family ❤️

  • Roseann, We all want our Mom's to live forever. Find peace in the loving way you cared for your Mom over the years. She was a wonderful, giving lady and a spectacular cook. I remember many times being at your house and never wanting to leave. My heartfelt condolences to the Ferrante Family. Pam Mogavero

  • My condolences to you Roe and your family. Though I never met Nonna I could tell by your stories she was a wonderful person loved very deeply. May you cherish the memories

  • I love you forever mom!!! 💛

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