NORTH ATTLEBORO – Royce Ferrara, 67, of Chestnut Street passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the loving husband of Michelle (DeForest) Ferrara for the past 12 years.
Born November 5, 1953 in Providence, RI, he was a son of the late Carl J. Ferrara and Jeanne (Rongey) Ferrara.
Royce grew up in Somers, NY and was a 1972 graduate of Somers High School. He then attended Pace College.
He moved to North Attleboro in 1972 and was employed at Rodman Ford in Foxboro. He then worked with his parents at J and C Ferrara, Co. in North Attleboro and in 1991 he founded CRF Company which he operated for twenty years. Most recently worked as a manager at Boch New-to-You auto dealership in Norwood.
Royce enjoyed boating and belonged to Port Edgewood Marina in Cranston. He was also active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for nearly 40 years. He was both an on-call firefighter in North Attleboro and a special detail police officer.
He belonged to the Independent Sportsman Club in Foxboro and was an avid gun collector. In addition, he proudly supported the New York Yankees.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Manny Ferrara of North Attleboro, James Ferrara of Brooklyn, CT, Domenic Ferrara of Attleboro and Anthony Ferrara of Northport, FL.
His step-children: Katie Carreon, Loretta Bennett, Amanda Bennett and William Bennett;
Sisters: Jeanine Ferrara-Bertrand of Danielson, CT, Toni Ferrara-James of Russell, MA and Carla McKay of Dexter, ME;
Grandchildren: Nick, Cody, Spencer, Jillian and Julian and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a great-friend and supporter Rachael Routhier.
Visiting hours will be held at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Friday, January 15 from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at conclusion of visitation at 7 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to benefit his son, Manny Ferrara, to VENMO@Michelle-DeForest-3.