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James E. Ferriero
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James. E. Ferriero, 97, died March 13, 2018 at his home in North Arlington.
Born in Harrison, he lived in North Arlington since 1954.
At the age of 81 he served as a councilman for the Borough of North Arlington for two terms and was the oldest Freshman Councilman in the State of New Jersey.
He worked as a loan procurement officer for the Small Business Administration in both New York City and Newark, N.J. for 41 years before retiring 32 years ago.
Mr. Ferriero proudly served in the United States Army during World War II, in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe where he received the American Theater Ribbon, European African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, Good Conduct and Victory Medal. He was then transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1973, and received his official Certificate of Retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army on March 4, 1981.
He was a member of the Queen of Peace Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus Council 3428, the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4697, the American Legion Alexander P. Stover Post #37, and the Helping Exception People Organization all of North Arlington.
He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. (nee Will), the cherished father of Donna Marie Ferriero, Jane Alice Johnston, Terese Ferriero and Lisa Joy Valentine, the adored grandfather of Philip Johnston, Janine Martino, Sarah and Matthew Drasner, Derek and James DellaVecchia, the loving great grandfather of Megan Kaye, Emily Joy, and Paige Elizabeth Johnston, Kayla Joy Martino, Adrianna, Autumn Rose and Sofia DellaVecchia, and the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington on Friday, March 16 at 9 A.M. thence to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington for the Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. The entombment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in North Arlington. The visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday 4 to 8 P.M.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Valentine Foundation, P.O. Box 7242, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.( www.valentinehouse.org )


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Visitation

Thursday

15

Mar

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parow Funeral Home

185 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Funeral Mass

Friday

16

Mar

10:00 AM
Queen of Peace Church

186 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Cemetery Details

Location

Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum

340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, New Jersey 07031

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