James Joseph Ferguson
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James Joseph Ferguson
  • January 21, 1936 - April 30, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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James Joseph Ferguson, 81, of Cary, formerly of Huntington Station, NY, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Cary.

James was born January 21, 1936 in Glen Cove, New York to James Alexander and Isabella Dowling Ferguson. He was a teamster, Local 282 New York. James was best known as "Fergie" to his friends, "Honey" to his beloved wife, and "Papa" to his adoring grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Anne "Marie" Ferguson and grandson, Michael Ferguson.

He is survived by his sons, John Ferguson (Julie) and James Ferguson (Jill); daughter, Carol Stolze (Steve); three grandchildren, Dayna, Jesse, and Kimberly; and one great grandchild, Charlotte.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St, Apex, NC 27502.

Memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare Hospice, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607.