David Ferrante Obituary, Death – Ferrante, David L., “Papa” of Somerville, August 20, 2021, at age 66. A devoted father to his children, David Ferrante and his wife Jill, Nicole Valente and her husband Carlos, and their respective spouses. Dedicated and loving father of Thalia and Luke Ferrante, as well as Tyler, Tessa, and Tate Valente. Denis and Daniel Ferrante’s cherished older brother. In addition, she is survived by a large number of devoted additional relatives and friends.
Rogers Funeral Home, located at 380 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, will be open for visitation on the morning of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. Funeral mass will immediately follow at 11:00 am at St. Catherine’s Church located at 179 Summer Street in Somerville. At MIT, where David worked for more than 20 years, he held the position of Shop Steward. Up to the age of 60, he was a member of the MIT Facilities Team, where he played softball alongside his son “Hollywood” and his son in law. He was frequently spotted riding his bike to work or trekking around Fresh Pond with his many cherished pets because he appreciated being outside and did so frequently.
The activities that brought him the greatest pleasure were those in which he was able to spend time with his grandkids, particularly when they competed in athletic competitions and he was able to attend and cheer them on. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Healy Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital, which may be found at 15 Parkman Street, 8th Floor, Room 835, Boston, Massachusetts 02114. Both Cambridge and Somerville are cities. Massachusetts Everyone who attends the funeral is required under the Covid – 19 standards to wear a mask while they are in the funeral home and the church.