JOHNSONBURG - James J. "Jim" Ferragine, 88, of 6543 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Johnsonburg, died Friday (May 29, 2015) morning at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
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On Feb. 1, 1946, in St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway, he married Lucy Ann Marzella, who survives.
Mr. Ferragine was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at sea aboard the USS Torrance AK76 and the blimp Heron as a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Stars, the American Theater Ribbon and the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with one Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna "Peachy" (Biagio) Vavala of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and James "Jim" (Mary) Ferragine of Ridgway; four grandchildren Carla (Joseph) Corona, Andrea (Thomas) DeDona, Andrew J. (Jolene) Ferragine and Brian Karney; four great-grandchildren, Joseph and Ava DeDona, Aidan and Isabella Ferragine; two brothers, Elmer (Renelda) Ferragine and Rudolph (Joan) Ferragine, all of Johnsonburg; and a sister, Rose Franco of Johnsonburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg Servicemen's Detail. Detail members are asked to assemble at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Ferragine Funeral Home - Johnsonburg
401 Chestnut Street
Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Published in The Bradford Era from May 30 to June 4, 2015