Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11a.m. for Irene J. (Ferraro) Wastaferro, who passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 25. She was 76 years old. Interment will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Angelo & Rose (Fallavollita) Ferraro. She was raised in Everett and began her early education there before the family moved to Marblehead. She was a graduate of Marblehead High School, and she soon furthered her education becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She married James C. Wastaferro, and the couple settled in Revere where they raised their children. Irene has been a resident of Revere for the past 50 years. She worked outside of the home as a cosmetologist at numerous salons before she decided to work for herself, from her home, catering to her family and friends. She was devoted to her husband and children and especially enjoyed being surrounded by her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was very talented in crocheting.
She is the beloved wife of 51 years to James C. Wastaferro of Revere. Devoted mother of Doreen Bolton & her husband Jay of Revere, Robert Wastaferro & his wife Janel of Wakefield, Ronald Wastaferro & his wife Sharon of Derry, NH and Carleen Wastaferro & her fiancé Rob Sullivan of Malden. Cherished grandmother of Juliana, Sofia & Isabella Bolton, Christa & James Wastaferro, Victoria Wastaferro & Joseph Suillivan. Dear sister of Robert Ferraro, Rose Standley, Angelo Ferraro & the late Anthony Ferraro. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston MA 02108.