Benny J. Ferigno, 92

MENDON, MASS. — Benny J. Ferigno, 92, of Mendon Mass., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at his residence after a period of declining health.

He was the husband of the late Helen (Zariczny) Ferigno, who died in 2010.

He was born in Milford, the son of the late Salvatore and the late Camella (Manguso) Ferigno. He attended Milford public schools, graduating from Milford High School. He also attended Rhode Island School of Design.

He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran during which time he was employed as a ship builder at the Bath Works Shipyard and later served on the USS Collett in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre.

Mr. Ferigno returned from the war to start his career as a homebuilder. He first owned and operated Ferigno & Walker Builders and then later owned and operated Powder Hill Estate Builders, primarily building homes in the Sudbury, Concord, Ashland and Bellingham areas. He was a life member of the Milford Rotary Club and a member of the former Milford Builders Association.

Mr. Ferigno loved to spend summers with his late wife and family members at their home on Long Lake in Harrison and winters in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.

He is survived by his three children, Sandra Lombardi of Hopedale, Mass., Barbara Angelico of Middle Haddam, Conn. and Joseph Ferigno of Fryeburg; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

His funeral, with Military Honors, was held Monday, Oct. 7 at Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford Mass. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (Upper Church), 7 East Main Street, Milford Mass. Burial followed in Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale, Mass. Please visit to sign the condolence book.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Paul Newman’s The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a recreational facility serving seriously ill children diagnosed with cancer and other serious and life-threatening conditions. Donations can be made by check payable to: The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511; or donate through the website ( or if you prefer by phone at 203-772-0522 .

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