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Louis G. Ferris, 88

June 22, 2005

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. Louis George Ferris, 88, of 35 Olds St. died Wednesday evening, June 22, 2005, at home. He was a longtime businessman and barber.

Born in Danbury, Conn., on Oct. 20, 1916, son of George and Sadie Matney Ferris, he moved to North Adams as a child and graduated from Drury High School.

An Army veteran of World War II, he served as a private first class and athletic instructor. While in the Army, he was a boxer and won several awards.

Mr. Ferris started his career as a barber with his late father at the Ferris Barber Shop on Old State Street. After the death of his father, he continued to operate the shop until the 1970s, when he turned it over to his three sons, who established Man's World Styling Salon. He then worked at the former General Cable Co. in Williamstown.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church. He was a life member of the Lebanese American Social Club; the Dr. George L. Curran Post 996 VFW, where served as chaplain, and the North Adams Lodge 487 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

An accomplished musician, he was the leader of the former Louis Ferris Orchestra. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He and his wife, the former Nellie Simon, were married Sept. 6, 1937.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Madelyn Shanahan of Housatonic and Lorraine Brown of Savoy; three sons, George Ferris and Ronald Ferris, both of North Adams and Robert Ferris of Clarksburg; two sisters, Freeda Ferris and Margaret Ferris, both of North Adams; a brother, Michael Ferris of North Adams, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother Harry Ferris on Aug. 23, 2003.

FUNERAL NOTICE A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Louis George Ferris will be celebrated Saturday morning at 11 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in North Adams. There will be no calling hours.

Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the North Adams Ambulance Service through the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME for FUNERALS, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams.


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