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August "Gus" Ferreira

July 15, 1923 August 19, 2010
August "Gus" Ferreira
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August “Gus” Ferreira, 87, of West Springfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Born in Gardner, he lived most of his life in Ludlow and as a young man played soccer for the Lusitano Club. Gus was a United States Army Veteran proudly serving his country during WWII. After the war, he worked for the former Westinghouse Corp. in Springfield, as a civilian at Westover AFB and later at Agway in Westfield from which he retired. He also had a passion for hockey and gardening. Gus was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Dascanio) Ferreira who predeceased him in 2001; the loving father of Frank Ferreira and his wife Patricia, of Chicopee, Daniel Ferreira, of West Springfield, and Patricia Shauer and her husband Marvin of Bloomfield, CO; a dear brother to Philomena Pereira, of Ludlow; a cherished grandfather to Sharon Wilson and husband Alan, Kelly Lynch, Tina Matheney and husband Matt, Dayna Nethercott and husband Kevin, and Toni Ferreira; great-grandfather of 5; great-great grandfather of 2; and also leaves several nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Ludlow Funeral Home at 12:00pm with Monsignor Homer Gosselin officiating followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Visiting hours will precede the chapel service from 10-11:45am. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gus’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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