Joseph L. Ferreira

1928 ∼ 2017

Joseph L. Ferreira

Dr. Joseph L. Ferreira, died peacefully on Thursday April 6, 2017. He lived with integrity, kindness and quick, wit.

Dr. Ferreira earned his PhD at Syracuse University, which prepared him to be the superintendent of schools in New York, Maine, and Massachusetts. He was a professor of the educational administration at Boston University.

Longtime Falmouth resident, he served on the school board for 8 years, worked with the courts in dispute resolution, was a member of the Portuguese- American Club at the Navigator, sang in community chorus, and developed many friendships that sustained him to the end.

Joe is sorely missed by Lorayne, his wife of 68 years, his two sons Mark and Bill and daughter Joanne. He was loved by each of his eight grandchildren, Jarrett, Andrew, Aaron, Emily, Lorell, Steven, Loren, and Ryan, three great grandchildren, Skylar Raegan and Josiah.

We are comforted by his final words, “I have a wonderful family.” Dr. Ferreira had a generosity of spirit and a sharp sense of humor. He threatened to add on to the house to make room for Lorayne’s collection of shoes.

Arrangements are being held with Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home 74 Algonquin Ave. Mashpee, Ma 02649. For online guestbook please visit

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Joseph L. Ferreira

1928 ∼ 2017

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