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John W. Ferguson
July 12, 1942 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Leominster – John W. Ferguson. 81 years old of Leominster, passed away peacefully at home
on January 2, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born in Leominster on July 12, 1942, the son of Ernest and Dorothy Ferguson. John
leaves behind his wife Dorothy Stewart, daughter Heather Petley (David) of Leominster, son Ian
Ferguson of Leominster, Brother James Ferguson (Susan) of NJ, Sister Jean Brunell (Bill) of
Shrewsbury, 7 grandchildren, John, Ross, Danny, Jenny, Alex, Erin and Matthew, and 5 great
He is predeceased by his daughter in-law Sara Ferguson (Brosseau).
John graduated from Leominster High and then received his associate degree in engineering
from Worcester Junior College. After finishing school, John joined the U.S. Navy and was
stationed at the Naval Air Station in Keflavik. John spent his working years with his father where
they operated Central Plastics and Plastic Recovery for many years.
In his free time, John loved being out in the woods, working with his tractor and riding his 4-
wheeler. His love for the land was his passion and he cherished every moment outside. John
was an amazing craftsman. From jewelry to woodworking, he could always be found building
and creating. You knew you were special to him if you received one of his hand-crafted wooden
A long-time member of the Wilder Masonic Lodge in Leominster, the Bass Point Club in
Lancaster, and his daily coffee group, John enjoyed time with his friends and was always the
first to help if needed.
The family would like to thank the wonderful medical team at Dana Farber/Brigham & Women’s
hospital in Boston for their care and compassion during his treatment as well as the VNA team
that saw him through his hospice care at home.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 4:00-6:00 P.M at Richardson
Funeral Home, 106 West St. Leominster. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
January 10 at the United Methodist Church in Leominster at 11:00 am. The burial will be
private, at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.