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 Joseph Thomas Ferreira

Joseph Thomas Ferreira

Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Mar 1990 (aged 57)
Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 8, 0, 4
Memorial ID 644965 · View Source
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Monday Mar 26, 1990 Taunton Daily Gazette page 2
Joseph T. Ferreira of 32 Warren Street West, a candidate for the Bristol Plymouth Regional School Committee, died suddenly Friday Mar 23, 1990 at his home.

He retired in 1973 from Reed and Barton Silver Company where he had worked for 25 years as a solderer. He then took a position in the maintenance department at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, retiring las August after 16 years at the school. During the Korean War, he served as a rifleman and machine gunner with the US Army, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division. His decorations and citations included the Purple Heart for wounds received as a result of action with enemy forces on Jun 28, 1953, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star, the Korean Service Medal with two campaign stars, the United Nations Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Presidential Unit Citation, the South Korean Presidential Unit Citation and two Meritorious Unit awards. After being wounded in North Korea, he served with the 558 “Palace Guard’ which provided security for the truce talks and prisoner exchanges at Panmunjom.
He was the founder and former president of the first union at Bristol-Plymouth. A communicant of St. Ann’s Church, he was a special police officer in Raynham for five years and was a past president of the Raynham Police Association. Ferreira was one of two candidates for the Raynham seat on the Bristol-Plymouth Regional School Committee. He had appeared Wednesday night on a Candidates’ Night live cablecast.
Born in Taunton, son of the late Manuel T. and Mary (Silvia) Ferreira, he had been a resident of Raynham for the past 33 years.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Thomas Ferreira (7 Apr 1932–23 Mar 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 644965, citing Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .