Joseph Ferraioli Obituary, Death – The unexpected passing of Father Joseph M. Ferraioli, OMI, occurred on January 23, 2023 in Belleville, Illinois. In Medford, Massachusetts, in 1949, Father Joe Ferraioli was born to his late parents, Arthur and Ruth (Burgoyne) Ferraioli. Following his graduation from high school in 1967, he enrolled in the seminary program offered by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He pronounced his initial vows as an Oblate four years later in 1971. In 1977, he went to Washington, District of Columbia, to receive his priesthood ordination.
In his capacity as a member of a religious order dedicated to evangelism, he served in a number of parishes across the United States. Some of these parishes were located in Florida, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota, and California. Others were located in Minnesota and California. In addition to that, he worked as a chaplain in a correctional facility in Miami, Florida, located in the state of Florida. Since 2013 up until the time of his departure, he was a member of the St. Henry’s Oblate Community in Belleville and served as the chaplain at the Benedictine Living Community, which is located close to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
In addition, he was a member of the St. Henry’s Oblate Community in Belleville. His parents died before he did in this incarnation, so he never got to meet them. His siblings Ellen Scott, Jim Ferraioli, and Dick Ferraioli, as well as his nieces and nephews, the residents and employees at the Benedictine Living center, and the approximately 3,600 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate who are dispersed all over the world, are among those who are saddened by his departure.
At the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville on Thursday, January 26, beginning at 9:00 a.m., friends and family are cordially welcome to pay their respects to the departed at the conclusion of the funeral service. The beginning of the Funeral Mass according to the Christian Rite will take place at the same site and time, which is ten o’clock in the morning. When it is brought there from another site, his body will be laid to rest in the Oblate cemetery in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. His final resting place will be there.
Memorial gifts to the many ministries run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate would be graciously appreciated and acknowledged in place of flowers during the service.