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Joseph "Jody" M. Ferguson

September 4, 1958 — August 30, 2021

Joe "Jody"Ferguson loved life and the many things that it had to offer, especially his family and friends. He could often be found at his beloved home in Plymouth, where he was dubbed the unofficial 'Mayor of White Horse Beach'.

He was never afraid of hard work for it was instilled in him at a young age from good parents. He was born September 4, 1958 in Boston a son of Marilyn "Sis"(Ryan) Ferguson and the late William L. "Fergie" Ferguson. Raised in the Nonantum neighborhood of Newton he graduated from Newton North High school in 1976. Joe took up the trade of plumbing and mastered it well. He worked at Raytheon Corporation for 42 years. When he wasn't working at Raytheon, he was always working or helping family, friends, or anyone that needed a helping hand and never expected anything in return.

He married Auburndale native Linda Whiting and was quickly adopted into her large and loving Italian family. They married August 27, 1979 in Corpus Christi Church and have made Framingham their home for over forty years.

Joe was diagnosed 5 years ago with a rare liver disorder called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Joe fought a very difficult battle while remaining hopeful of receiving a lifesaving liver transplant. He died peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was 62.

Joe loved life and will be remembered as hard-working, selfless and a jack of all trades. He had a unique ability to engage people and make them feel welcome, accepted and important. He was honest and had a witty and dry sense of humor. He would often share useless trivia which he bestowed upon family and friends. Joe will always be remembered for his infamous super bowl parties and his love of vacationing with his wife, family, and friends. He enjoyed a cold bud light, The Three Stooges, and the company of his grandchildren.

In addition to Linda, his wife of 43 years, he is survived by their children, Danielle A. Ferguson (Brian Johnson) of Stow, Joseph K. Ferguson (Laura) of Pepperell and Jenna M. Ferguson of Easton; grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Chloe and McKinley; his mother, Marilyn 'Sis' Ferguson of Newton; his brother, Mark Ferguson of Newton; many in-laws, nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and his 'best buddies', Chuck Dabritz, Stan Lichwala, and Scott 'Studzo' Studley.

Out of an abundance of love and caution for family and friends funeral services will be private.

Those wishing to view Joe's Funeral Mass may do so via this link on Tuesday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Joe's name to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, 6900 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 202, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (
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