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Catherine E. "Kiki" (DeFrancesco) Ferragamo Obituary

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Catherine E. "Kiki" (DeFrancesco) Ferragamo

Randolph, MA

February 9, 2024

Catherine E. "Kiki" (DeFrancesco) Ferragamo Obituary

FERRAGAMO, Catherine E. (DeFrancesco), affectionately known as Kiki, of Randolph, passed away unexpectedly, on February 9, 2024, at the age of 90. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Ettore and Angelina (Fazio) DeFrancesco and the devoted wife of the late Edward J. Ferragamo.


Catherine's life was a testament to the power of love, family, and faith. She was the loving mother of Edward Ferragamo and his wife Lorraine of Randolph, Mark Ferragamo and his wife Valerie of Quincy, Lisa Bruning and her husband Dennis of Abington, and Susan Darrah and her husband Matt of Easton. Her siblings, the late Cecelia Phinney, Dolores Young, and Marie Ellis, shared in the family's close bonds and cherished memories.


Renowned for her warmth and generosity, Catherine was the revered matriarch of her family. She was the cherished "Nana Kiki" to her grandchildren Jillian, Andrew, Michael, Samantha, Angela, Nico, and Tyler, and the adored "Great Nana" to Remmy, Harper, Kenzo, and Avery. Her legacy of love also extends to the many nieces and nephews who survived her, each carrying a piece of her kind and thoughtful spirit.


Catherine dedicated her life to the role of homemaker, a vocation she undertook with grace and dedication. Her home was a hub of warmth and hospitality, especially known for the legendary Thursday night spaghetti dinners that she hosted without fail. These gatherings were a testament to her love for her family and her exceptional culinary skills, leaving a legacy of cherished traditions and memories.


Catherine's love for her family was complemented by her unwavering faith. A devout Catholic, her life was guided by a strong belief in the values of kindness, compassion, and service to others. This faith was the cornerstone of her existence and shone brightly through her every action and interaction.

Those who knew Catherine will remember her for her loving nature, her thoughtful gestures, and her ability to make everyone around her feel cherished and valued. Her presence was a source of comfort and joy to all who had the privilege of knowing her.


Catherine's interests extended beyond her home and church; she took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren, imparting wisdom, sharing stories, and creating moments that they will treasure forever. Her influence will live on through the generations, as her family and friends continue to celebrate her life by embodying the values she held dear.


As we say goodbye to Catherine E. Ferragamo, we celebrate a life rich in love, family, and faith. Her spirit, characterized by unwavering devotion and the gentlest of touches, will remain forever in the hearts of those she touched. Kiki's legacy is one of enduring love and the beauty of a life well-lived. She will be deeply missed but remembered with fondness and immense gratitude for her presence in our lives.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, February 18th, from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (RT. 28), Randolph. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 19th, at 10:00 AM in St. Michael Church, 87 No. Main St., Avon. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph.


Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Autism Alliance, 1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701.

For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwightfuneral.com.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Catherine E. "Kiki" (DeFrancesco) Ferragamo hosted by Cartwright Funeral Home.

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