In Memory of




Obituary for James N. Ferranti

James N. Ferranti, lifelong resident of Somerville, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on May 11, 2023 at the age of 71. James also known as “Jimmy” was born in Chelsea to the late Marie (Keenan) and late John Ferranti. He was the son-in-law of the late Alessandro and Sylvia Soccorso. Jimmy is survived by his beloved wife Antoinette “Nin” (Soccorso) of 47 years. He is the devoted father of Michael Ferranti and his wife Erika of Stoneham and Nicole Murphy and her husband Mark of Medford. He is the loving “Papa” to his precious grandchildren Isabella, Andrew, and Nathan Ferranti and Claire and Charlie Murphy. He is the brother of Jean Felts and her husband George, Mary Bozzi and her late husband Richie, John Ferranti and his late wife Donna, and the late Carol Bettencourt and her late husband Larry. Jimmy is the dedicated brother-in-law of Phil Soccorso and uncle to cherished nephews and nieces. He is the lifelong friend and golfing buddy of Kenny Morris and dear friend to Ken’s wife Ann. Jimmy was respected and adored by so many who he befriended… from relatives to friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and many close friends of his wife and children. He was generous with his time, love, and wisdom. He engaged easily in conversation with anyone and on any topic. He was thoughtful, funny, intelligent and intentional. His attentiveness made all feel special. In his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. Jimmy attended Somerville High School and Newbury Junior College. Jim proudly served in the United States Army. He worked for the City of Medford, followed by a profession in computer management, and later retired after many years at Verizon. He was an avid sports fan, music-lover, horse racing and trivia enthusiast. He enjoyed playing golf, trips to the casino with his wife, and beach vacations with his grandchildren. Jimmy will be remembered for the love and pride he had for his family. He never missed a sporting event, recital, or any special occasion - he was his grandkids’ #1 fan. His friendly spirit, compassionate soul, and fun sense of humor will be sorely missed and never forgotten. He was simply THE BEST. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., ARLINGTON on Thursday May 18th from 4-7 pm. A funeral mass will be held in Saint Agnes' CHurch on Friday at 11:30 am. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 133 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110.