• Date Of Birth: July 23, 1925
  • Date Of Death: October 7, 2019
  • City: Westerly
  • State: Rhode Island

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph P. Ferando Jr., age 94, of Port St. Lucie, FL on October 7, 2019.

Joseph was born to Josephine and Joseph Ferando Sr. in Westerly, Rhode Island. He was the owner of Bess Eaton Donuts, in Milford, CT for many years and prior to retirement, he worked for the State of Rhode Island as a labor investigator. Joseph has been a resident of Florida for the past 20 years having moved here from Rhode Island. He was a proud World War II Army Veteran serving in the 1st Battalion 324th Infantry Regiment from 1943 to 1945.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary; his stepchildren Gary Wilkinson of Sarasota, FL, Stephen Wilkinson and his wife Melissa of Cocoa, FL, Lisa Borodemos and husband John of Port Saint Lucie, FL, and daughter-in-law Tayoko Wilkinson of Pawtucket, RI. He was the proud grandfather (Nanuce) to Erik (Theresa) Wilkinson, Tamiko (Bill) Lapointe, Naomi (Aaron) Brissette, Joshua Wilkinson, Gary Wilkinson, Jr., Jillian (Kevin) Lawrie, Zachary Borodemos, and great-grandpa to Kaori Lapointe.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Josephine Ferando, Sisters Elizabeth Vitterito and Mary Pendola, brother Louis Ferando and step-son Brian Wilkinson.