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“My deepest sympathies. Angelo was my barber for years and even after he generally retired, I would see him in the shop from time to time. I am at a...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Joseph Mick - Natick, MA - Friend

“Please accept my condolences,you are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain May God give you,and your family strength and confort to help you...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: F&D

“Sincere condolences to the entire Ferrera family. Angelo was always a gentleman with a great sense of humor and we loved visiting with him when we...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: John O'Brien - Weston, MA

“To the family, please accept my condolences for your loss. May the family find comfort during this time.EP ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry with prayers and condolences to all his family. Remembering his smile and gentle kindness. ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Margo Newcomb - Waltham, MA

“Frank & Family:We were very saddened to read of your loss in the paper. It was always a pleasure to see and talk with Angelo at the shop. He will...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Beverly & John Hurney - Newton, MA

“Mary Ann, please accept our deepest sympathies for Angelo's loss to you and your family. I was unaware of his passing until today so could not...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: angie emberley - Waltham, MA

“Frank & Al, sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Always a pleasure coming by the shop and seeing both of you when I was in the scissor sharpening ...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Gary Lubin - Marlborough, MA

“Please accept my sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this time. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“I just heard that Angelo passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss. I apologize for missing the funeral, but didn't hear about his passing in time. I...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Kimberly Chicco - Framingham, MA

“My deepest condolences to Al and your entire family. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Peggy Raffaelo - Lowell, MA

“My deepest condolences to Al and the entire Ferrera family. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Kelly Hampton - Ayer, MA

“My deepest condolences to Frank and the entire Ferrera family. Angelo was truly an institution in Newton Highlands; he gave me my first haircut in...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Bill Penzo - Irvine, CA

“RIP Mr. Ferrera. You will be missed by your family and friends. Thank you for all of your kindness over the years. ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin Cloherty - Braintree

“Frank and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Angelo. He was a dear friend of mine and we spend many hours talking and sharing laughs...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Al Ferrario - Mansfield, MA

“Dear Frank,My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a true gentleman.Sincerely,Kathleen Pettis ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Pettis - Watertown, MA

“I've known Angelo for over 60 years, he was my Barber along with my sons'. He will be greatly missed.Tony Penzo and Family, Newton. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Will miss you Uncle Angelo. Love from Carol, Karl, Marianne and Nicole ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Will miss you, Uncle Angelo. So happy to have seen you just this past Saturday. Love you, Carol ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Angela and family, I was so sorry to hear the news of your dad's sudden passing. I will always remember visits to your house where I was always...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Audrey Alberts - Franklin

“My deepest condolences to all. I have many fond memories of Angelo from my years working in the highlands. He was always ready with a quick joke and...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Cononico (MacLeod) - FL

“Marianne and kids.......so sorry for your loss. Kirk was a great neighbor on Prentice Street. My thoughts are with you. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Joanne (Magliarditi) Laswel - MA

“Thinking of you all with love and peace. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Ann Ormond - Newburyport, MA

“Dear Mary Ann and family, I was so sad to hear about your loss. I always enjoyed Kirk's company when I was at the house, he had a great sense of...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: jeanne umbrello - Friend

“Dear Ferrera's FamilyOur most sincered condolences. our hearts and minds are all with you in this dificult time. we knew Angelo for over 15 years...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Emilio Castillo' Family - Weston, MA

“Angelo was a great guy. I have known him since I have been 8 years old through the barber shop. I will miss him so. Frank and Family, my sincere...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Dan WIdrich - Newton, MA - Friend

“Mary Ann & Family,,, Sorry for your loss ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Pasquale La Sala - MEDFORD, MA


Waltham – Mr. Angelo A. 'Kirk' Ferrera died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 16, 2019. He was 84.

Angelo was born February 20, 1934 in Waltham, a son of Italian immigrants Francesco and Carmela (Perania) Ferrera. A graduate of Waltham Vocational High School with the class of 1952 he served in the United States Army Reserves and later mastered the barber trade. He married Mary Ann Walker in Saint Mary's Church on May 4, 1958.

Dubbed the 'Mayor of Newton Highlands' he was a well-known and respected businessman who owned and operated his barbershop 'Angelo's' on Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands for over 60 years.

Kirk and Mary Ann danced not only with their feet but with their hearts. For years they looked forward to the Saturday night ritual that would take them to various venues to dance. Kirk was an excellent cook and had most of his recipes in his head and prepared from experience and scratch. His signature recipe and plates of garlic chicken wings could be smelled from beyond the kitchen. They enjoyed their time at their home in Harwichport on Cape Cod for many years. Kirk enjoyed a good card game and the company of his large family and spending time with his grandchildren. An avid golfer, any one of his boys would attest to the fact it wasn't his forté but he enjoyed the sport of it. He was a member of the Dante Algheri Lodge #648 Sons of Italy in Waltham.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann, he leaves their children, Angela M. Grafmuller (Paul) of Andover, Alphonse J. Ferrera, Bryan J. Ferrera (Catherine) and Frank K. Ferrera (Elizabeth), all of Waltham; his grandchildren, Brianna, Alexander and John Michael Ferrera, Caroline Grafmuller, Jacqueline Ferrera, E. Brent Grafmuller, Isabella and Westin Ferrera; siblings Maryann Ohrenberger of Quincy, John Ferrera (Josephine) of Miami, FL and the late Alfonso Ferrera and Antoinette Bellomo; his in-laws, Lorraine Pitts of Toronto, Canada, Charles Walker (Rosemary) of Marino Valley, CA, Georginna Greenough of Nova Scotia, Canada, Hughena Malloy (Patrick) of Missouri, Margaret Arsenault (Ernest) of Hudson and Cleophas Gajda of Plympton; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Angelo's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Route 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 20th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where his funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

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