Father Joe was born in 1949, to the late, Arthur and Ruth, nee Burgoyne, Ferraioli, in Medford, MA. After completing high school, in 1967 he joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate seminary program, pronouncing his first vows as an Oblate in 1971. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 in Washington, D.C.
As a member of a missionary religious order, he had various parish assignments in Florida, New York, West Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota, and California. He also served as a prison chaplain in Miami, FL. Since 2013 until his passing, he was a member of the St. Henry’s Oblate Community in Belleville and chaplain at the Benedictine Living Community, located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mourning his passing are his siblings, Ellen Scott, Jim Ferraioli and Dick Ferraioli;
many nieces, nephews; residents and staff at the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine;
and nearly 3600 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate around the world.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate USA, 9480 North DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the National Shrine Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the National Shrine Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL. The mass will be streamed on www.youtube.com/oblatesusa.
Burial will be at the Oblate Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA.