James C. Ferrucci, MD

Dr. James C. Ferrucci,  age 92, of Milton passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Friday, December 1, 2017, after a brief illness.

He was predeceased by the love of his life of over 64 years, Margaret Mary (Finnegan); his parents James J. Ferrucci and Frances (Miro) Ferrucci and his brother, Richard J Ferrucci.

He is survived by his seven children, James (Jed) Ferrucci and his wife Mary of Braintree; John Ferrucci and his wife Cindy of Hingham; Joanne Sullivan and her husband Brian of Needham; Janet Besinger and her husband Edward of Milton; Ellen McKenna and her husband Stephen of Longmeadow, MA; David Ferrucci of Hull; and Karen Breen and her husband Kevin of Hull.

Jim was the proud grandfather of James, Michael and Kristen Ferrucci; Brian, Jeffrey, Christopher, Ali Marie and Kelly Sullivan; Edward Besinger and his wife Corey; William Besinger and his wife Kerri; and Brian and Thomas Besinger; Stephen, Katie, and Caroline McKenna; Courtney, Katelyn and Kerry Breen; and one great-grandchild, Brendan Besinger.

Dr. Ferrucci was born in Bridgeport, CT and was a proud graduate of College of the Holy Cross in 1946 and Tufts Medical School in 1949.  He practiced general surgery for 63 years until he retired from his Milton Lower Mills office in April 2011 at age 86.  He trained in surgery at the Carney Hospital. He became a captain in the U.S. Air Force Surgical Corps during the Korean War from 1953-1955.  He was an instructor of Anatomy and Surgery at Tufts Medical School, an instructor of Surgery at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, and surgical instructor at Boston University Medical School.  Dr. Ferrucci was a member of the Carney Hospital Foundation and Treasurer of the Carney Medical Staff for many years.

He was also a member of the Board of Cooperators at the Milton Hospital, and Chairman, for many years, of the Staff Credentials Committee that considered the applications of new staff members.

Dr. Ferrucci was known and beloved by his many patients, not only for the high quality of medical care, but for his kindness, compassion and accessibility.

Dr. Ferrucci was a devoted family man.  He enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and spending his time with his family, both at his home in Milton and his summer home on the Cape.  In 1965, Dr. Ferrucci was a co-founder and president of the Milton Youth Hockey program.

He was always known as a raconteur and teller of humorous stories.  He has compiled a book of over one hundred of his true personal stories.  At family gatherings, he entertained his children and grandchildren with these personal stories, trivia and mind games.   In his retirement years, he enjoyed sharing many of his stories, jokes and trivia with friends at the Milton Council on Aging and at his most recent residence at Standish Village.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours for Dr. Ferrucci on Monday, December 4, 2017, 4-8 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Tuesday, December 5 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA 02186 or the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.